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French Spiderman’ back to climb Dubai’s twisted tower

French Spiderman’ back to climb Dubai’s twisted tower

07 March, 2015

THE NATIONAL

France’s ‘Spiderman’ is to climb the world’s tallest twisted tower on Sunday. Alain Robert, who climbed the world’s tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa, in 2011, arrived in Dubai on Tuesday to begin preparations for the 75-storey ascent of Cayan Tower, in Dubai Marina. The French climber made his name by scaling some of the world’s tallest and most iconic structures – all without a safety harness. Sunday’s climb has been two years in the making for the 52-year-old. Mr Robert had initially been given permission by the developer, Cayan Group, to scale the 307 metre-high building soon after its completion, in 2013. However, that plan fell through after American television network NBC pulled out of broadcasting the event live.

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