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French Spiderman climbing Sydney building

SYDNEY, Aug. 30 — A French stuntman began to climb a skyscraper in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) on Monday morning.

Alain Robert, known as the French Spiderman, started to climb the 57-story Lumiere building on Bathurst Street in Sydney city center at 10:30 a.m. local time.

A crime scene was established shortly after Robert started the climb, with dozens of passers-by stopping to watch him climbing.

Robert completed the climb in about 20 minutes and he was taken into police custody a short time later.

In June, Robert canceled a planned climb of the Deutsche Bank building in Sydney after security guards blocked his way.

Last year, Robert, who is famous for climbing the world's tallest buildings without safety equipment, was fined 750 AU dollars (630 U.S. dollars) for illegally climbing the 41-story Royal Bank of Scotland building in Sydney.

Robert has previously climbed the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the New York Times building to raise awareness of global warming. (PNA/Xinhua) ALM

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