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Publicity Stunt Travel: Alain Robert Climbs Another Landmark

Where: 620 Eighth Ave. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10118
June 5, 2008 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

French stuntman Alain Robert picked an awesome target for his latest publicity stunt: The Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building in Midtown Manhattan. We can't think of a better way to get some ink!

"Spiderman" scaled the entire 52-story skyscraper without any sort of special equipment; the cops corralled him on the roof and peacefully led him away.

While we think it's pretty amazing that Robert did the whole thing without even a rope and harness, a police officer was less than impressed, given the building's latticed facade:

To be honest, looking at this building, you don't have to be a professional. This building is like a ladder.

In honor of Robert's latest coup, we've put together a map of some of his previous climbs. Don't try this at home!

Related Stories:
· Man Scales Times Building and Is Arrested [NYT]
· Alain Robert Climbing Stunts Map [Jaunted]

[Photo: NYT]