The French ‘Spiderman’ re-scales the Agbar Tower
Alain Robert has done it again. This Frenchman, nicknamed ‘Spiderman‘ and known for climbing emblematic buildings such as the Khalifa Tower, climbed this Friday on the glass façade of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona: the Agbar Tower.
Without even wearing a harness, the 54-year-old urban climber has climbed and descended the office building, famous for its nighttime lighting. For almost an hour of feat, policemen and some curious who have approached the place have watched the movements of the French ‘spiderman’, who has carried out his mission with a bit of chalk in his hands and climbing shoes in his feet.
On his arrival to the land, the specialist has been arrested by several Mossos d’Esquadra (catalan police) because, apparently, he was not authorized to climb the building.
This is not the first time I have climbed the Torre Agbar. A decade ago, in August of 2006, it returned to face the 140 meters of height of the imposing building. That day he completed his journey in about three quarters of an hour. It was not authorized by what the company Aigües de Barcelona (Agbar) filed a lawsuit. According to the owner of the building, Agbar, Robert explained that his action was “in favor of peace in Lebanon.”
Throughout his reckless urban climber career, Robert has conquered more than 100 structures around the world, including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Burj Khalifa complex in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sydney Opera House; Always without a security team.