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The "Human Spider" Tackles Building In Central London


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The "Human Spider" has begun his surprise 754ft climb of a building in central London.

56-year-old Alain Robert is currently scaling the Heron Tower and it is expected to take about an hour.

Robert, whose previous death-defying climbs include the Burj Khalifa and the Empire State Building, said he is likely to be arrested following the climb.

"I'm not crazy," he told Sky News. "What I'm doing may seem crazy but I'm not that crazy."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perks of working in the City - you can see the Human Spider conquering the Heron Tower <a href="https://t.co/w1az69IOwS">pic.twitter.com/w1az69IOwS</a></p>&mdash; Giles (@gileshutchings) <a href="https://twitter.com/gileshutchings/status/1055445228763693056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spot the human spider: Alain Robert has begun a surprise 760ft climb here in the City. He is scaling the Heron Tower, set to take about an hour. Police have closed down the surrounding streets; he is likely to be arrested <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeronTower?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HeronTower</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AlainRobert?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AlainRobert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HumanSpider?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HumanSpider</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Spiderman?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Spiderman</a> <a href="https://t.co/AOv13F9ez6">pic.twitter.com/AOv13F9ez6</a></p>&mdash; Michiel Willems (@NewsFromMichiel) <a href="https://twitter.com/NewsFromMichiel/status/1055441338521526272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>
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