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Nailed it! Climber Alain Robert, dubbed the French 'Spider-Man,' reaches the top of London's Heron Tower.
Nailed it! Climber Alain Robert, dubbed the French ‘Spider-Man,’ reaches the top of London’s Heron Tower.

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French “Spider-Man” climber Alain Robert is back at it again, scaling one of London’s tallest buildings on Thursday  — without ropes.

The catch? He got arrested at the top.

According to Reuters, the 56-year-old climber made it to the top of London’s Heron Tower in an hour. Standing 230 metres (755 feet) high, it’s one of the highest buildings in the city, so scaling this thing without any support in sight is seriously impressive.

People watch Robert climbing Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, in central London.

People watch Robert climbing Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, in central London.

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People gathered on the street below the enormous tower, capturing all kinds of angles of the climb, and posting videos to Twitter:

Glory, one hell of a view, and City of London police, (who probably preferred the elevator) were waiting for Robert at the top of the tower, and arrested him for “causing a public nuisance” according to the news service.

This Twitter video seemingly taken from a nearby building shows the moment in which Robert made it to the top, then casually accepted his arrest.

He’s currently in custody. 

“While the incident has caused immense disruption to everyday business in the City of London it also posed a significant level of risk to the safety of people in and around Heron Tower at the time,” City of London police commander Karen Baxter told Reuters.

Smile!

Smile!

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It’s not the first time Robert has climbed an unthinkable building without ropes — and it’s not the first time he’s been arrested either. With over 150 buildings scaled, including the Sydney Opera House, the Ariane Tower in Paris, and one of Barcelona’s highest skyscrapers, the Torre Agbar, Robert has more than earned his nickname.

And it hasn’t even been that long between climbs. Robert scaled the exterior of the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea on June 6, playing a cat and mouse chase with security.

France seems to hold more than its fair share of daring Spider-Men. 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama made headlines and earned himself French citizenship and a meeting with President Emanuel Macron after scaling an apartment block in less than 40 seconds to rescue a dangling toddler.

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