PICTURES: Spiderman climbs Dubai Marina's Twisted Tower
What’s On has the pictures of Dubai Marina Cayan Tower (‘Twisted Tower’) stunt by Alain Robert. See how Spiderman climbs Dubai Marina tower.
A little over an hour; that was all it took for ‘Spiderman’ to clamber up the outside of Dubai Marina’s iconic ‘Twisted Tower’.
The Frenchman, real name Alain Robert, completed his remarkable feat without the aid of ropes or any support, reaching the summit of the 310-metre building 25 minutes sooner than he had hoped.
Huge crowds gathered around the base of the building at the north end of the Marina, captivated by the stunt, on April 12. On a diet of just a croissant, a latte and a lot of water, the 52-year-old began his 75-storey climb at around 8pm.
Reflecting on his achievement a little after 9.30pm, Robert told Emirates 24/7: “An old dream of mine has finally come true. I was very anxious since I woke up at 5am (Sunday) and till 8pm. The anxiety was also driven by the thought – ‘would it be my last climb?’”
In our stunning images of the ascent, residents, who were earlier advised to refrain from standing on the balconies as it ‘could distract the climber’, can be seen encouraging Robert as he started to tire near the top.
Pictures by Alex Atack