Alain Robert climbes on skyscraper in NYC
by Globetrotter on 06 June 2008EN
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On June 5, 2008 "Spiderman" Alain Robert climbed up the New York Times building. On top of the building he unrolled a poster to call attention to global warming. Some hours later another man climbed up the same building too.
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