'French Spider-Man' scales 502-foot building — see the video!

It took him only 20 minutes to push and pull his way to the rooftop of the building that is 502 feet high. Police met him upon his descent.
French urban climber Alain Robert climbs the Skyper building in Frankfurt
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "The French Spider-Man", climbs the Skyper building in Frankfurt, Germany, September 28, 2019.Ralph Orlowski / Reuters

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/ Source: NBC News
By Dennis Romero

The urban climber known as the "French Spider-Man" scaled a high-rise in Frankfurt, Germany, on Saturday only to be taken away by police following his descent.

The feat and subsequent police action were routine for 57-year-old Alain Robert. He has climbed some of the world's tallest structures, usually without permission.

The curvilinear building he climbed in Germany's financial capital on Saturday is 502 feet high. It took Robert only 20 minutes to push and pull his way to its rooftop.

It took Robert only 20 minutes to push and pull his way to its rooftop.Michael Probst / AP

"I know it’s kind of any easy building," he said afterward, "So it’s more like, no big deal."