Spiderman climbs Shinjuku building

Yeah, so I’m a YouTube junkie. What do you expect?

I was searching for Spider-Man clips (Batman pa rin the best!) when I found this:

If my rusty Nihongo is right, French climber Alain Robert scaled the Shinjuku Center Building (this was in 1998), which was about 230 meters (54 stories) in height. He actually asked an official for permission but when denied, he ran and climbed the wall (barehanded) nevertheless. It took him about 38 minutes to reach the top where he was eventually detained by the police. If you go to his website (click link above), it says there that he was roughened up by the police for 5 days and was only released when the French embassy intervened.


Author: Flori

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