Frenchman climbs Hong Kong building, for some reason
by Mark R
Remember how I mentioned yesterday that Hong Kong is one of the most populated cities in the world? Man, some people must be feeling so crowded that they are climbing walls.
Or, in the case of French Alain Robert, climb skyscrapers. Mr. Robert apparently decided to take it upon himself to climb a 290-meter skyscraper without any permission.
He had no safety cable, no ropes, not even a single suction cup. You can watch the video of it after the jump, and you can see all the worried cops along with the people who wanted to take his picture.
Too bad the video does not show the reason why he wanted to climb this thing. It also doesn’t show him being hauled off to jail for violating some law. I am assuming that it is illegal to just climb a building, right?
Instead, he just comments about how great the view is. By the way, you may have noticed the big print on his chest advertising GoldenPalace.com. I checked, and it is an online casino. Was this his sponsor, or something?
In this man’s defense, you shouldn’t build a skyscraper with an exterior that looks like a playground’s Jungle Gym. I mean, this was just begging to be climbed. Maybe someone should hire Mr. Robert to be a Window washer.