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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #29021
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On top of the world: French daredevil dubbed 'Spiderman' climbs 2,717ft in six hours to scale world's tallest tower in Dubai

By Daily Mail Reporter | Last updated at 8:14 PM on 29th March 2011








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Old March 30th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #29022
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He never got to the top...
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Old March 30th, 2011, 06:31 AM   #29023
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i think if i am not mistaken that spiderman climbed his first UAE building in Abu Dhabi back in 2003 ? and the Shiekh that runs my college funded/sponsered it ...... and i see he still kept the shirt with the college logo on it all these years


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Old March 30th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #29024
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Done !
I sat and watch until 10.30,, He went in at 9.30 and didnt come out..

Suprised he managed to scale it all so quickly,,,

I expect various methods of going up the building...especially the spire
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Old March 30th, 2011, 07:15 AM   #29025
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Spiderman scales world's tallest building in Dubai


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Old March 30th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #29026
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Emirati rues lack of permission to trek the stairs of Burj Khalifa

Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

Dubai: An Emirati man has protested that the developer of the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, refused to let him trek the stairs for charity, while allowing the ‘French spiderman' to climb.

He also claimed that his attempt had been met with ‘a lack of interest' followed by refusal by the tower's management.

Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

Bin Theniyah raised his case after Gulf News reported that Alain Robert, dubbed the French Spiderman, was set to climb Burj Khalifa on Monday for the opening of the Higher Colleges of Technology's (HCT) 10th Education Without Borders (EWB) Conference.

Bin Theniyah said when Burj Khalifa, managed by Emaar Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC), was in its finishing phases in 2008, he approached the management to ask permission to climb the stairs of the tallest building in the world to raise money for charity.

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Old March 30th, 2011, 08:38 AM   #29027
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Old March 30th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #29028
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I sat and watch until 10.30,, He went in at 9.30 and didnt come out..

Suprised he managed to scale it all so quickly,,,

I expect various methods of going up the building...especially the spire
When I watch the second video from parisian girl at 1:07 it doesnt looks like the normal way he climbed up the skyscrapers (without rope). It looks more he climbed only on the rope upwards. Thats a little bit cheating.

The style he climbed up at the beginning is totally diffrent.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #29029
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Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

Dubai: An Emirati man has protested that the developer of the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, refused to let him trek the stairs for charity, while allowing the ‘French spiderman' to climb.

He also claimed that his attempt had been met with ‘a lack of interest' followed by refusal by the tower's management.

Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

Bin Theniyah raised his case after Gulf News reported that Alain Robert, dubbed the French Spiderman, was set to climb Burj Khalifa on Monday for the opening of the Higher Colleges of Technology's (HCT) 10th Education Without Borders (EWB) Conference.

Bin Theniyah said when Burj Khalifa, managed by Emaar Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC), was in its finishing phases in 2008, he approached the management to ask permission to climb the stairs of the tallest building in the world to raise money for charity.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/ge...alifa-1.784798
Emirati or not, considering what he's been saying about EMAAR and BK management on his blog and Twitter, I'd be amazed if they ever let him anywhere near the buidling.

The guy is very well intentioned, but has a funny way of going about getting people to agree to what he wants to do...
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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #29030
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I sat and watch until 10.30,, He went in at 9.30 and didnt come out..

Suprised he managed to scale it all so quickly,,,

I expect various methods of going up the building...especially the spire
Do you reckon he went up the inside of the spire?

Has anyone seen any photos or video of him actually scaling the outside of it?
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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #29031
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He was outside the spire

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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #29032
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OMG'ness of this thread and this building I guess!
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #29033
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Do you reckon he went up the inside of the spire?

Has anyone seen any photos or video of him actually scaling the outside of it?
You mean like this one?

It appeared in the Gulf News and shows him sat on the top of the spire in Tom Cruise style.....

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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #29034
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Imagine getting down from there!
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Heard him on the Radio,, wrong way to get what you want,, never going to happen
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Heard him on the Radio,, wrong way to get what you want,, never going to happen
Who are you talking about? Him?........

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Emirati rues lack of permission to trek the stairs of Burj Khalifa

Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

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Dubai: An Emirati man has protested that the developer of the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, refused to let him trek the stairs for charity, while allowing the ‘French spiderman' to climb.

He also claimed that his attempt had been met with ‘a lack of interest' followed by refusal by the tower's management.

Jalal Jamal Bin Theniyah, 25, said he has been climbing the city's various towers, using the stairs, to raise money for charity and bring the issue of people with special needs to the forefront.

Bin Theniyah raised his case after Gulf News reported that Alain Robert, dubbed the French Spiderman, was set to climb Burj Khalifa on Monday for the opening of the Higher Colleges of Technology's (HCT) 10th Education Without Borders (EWB) Conference.

Bin Theniyah said when Burj Khalifa, managed by Emaar Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC), was in its finishing phases in 2008, he approached the management to ask permission to climb the stairs of the tallest building in the world to raise money for charity.

"Since 2008 I had approached Emaar regarding permission to climb Burj Khalifa. I had attempted the conventional method of approaching their marketing company first, this failed. After several attempts, I contacted friends who were within the chairman's circle in order to get the message across to him. This as well ended up in failure as the recession had hit the UAE. During the last quarter of 2008, I attempted to contact the management again."

Online petition

He claimed this time being ignored, he created an online petition which brought some attention but ‘was easily dismissed by Emaar'.

Ahmad Al Matroushi, managing director of Emaar Properties PJSC, told Gulf News there were discussions with Bin Theniyah regarding his attempt last year, but a misunderstanding took place between the two parties.

"I am not aware of the details of the misunderstanding, but the group who dealt with him said they would not like to get into any other misunderstanding or problem again. He was not denied just like that," Al Matroushi said.

He also said it is not true that Bin Theniyah was denied because he is an Emirati. "This is not true. However, an owner of a certain property is free to decide about his property," he said.

Bin Theniyah said: "During the last quarter of 2010 I was promised we would go ahead in the month of April, again I was delayed until October and then the petition was made as I was told the event would not happen," he claimed. He said the final word from Emaar management regarding his request was no.

"They told me that this will not happen. After much delay they just refused. This made me angry. They told me they wanted international figures. What is the problem with an Emirati wanting to be a part of a tower down the road from his home? Why did someone from France get the green light before an Emirati who publicly is asking to do charitable work? Everyone deserves a chance or an answer, I have got nothing from Emaar management," Bin Theniyah said.

Raising money for charity

He claimed Emaar's refusal was because there was not enough money.

"I am not asking for money. On the contrary, I can find sponsors willing to support my bid to raise money for charity, but they [sponsors] said how can we pledge if there is no certain date set for the climb? I am willing to compromise in terms of the party to whom the charity money would go if that is what is required to get the permission," Bin Theniyah said.
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Spider-Man vows to repeat Burj Khalifa climb

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DUBAI // The man dubbed the "French Spider-Man" is planning to scale the Burj Khalifa for a second time after conquering the world's tallest tower in the early hours of yesterday morning. And this time, he will film his feat.

Less than 24 hours after climbing the 828-metre tower, Alain Robert said: "This time I am thinking of doing not just a small documentary but a movie," he said. "It will be another ascent, in January or February next year."

Mr Robert said he will spend the interim period raising money for the equipment necessary to make the feature-length documentary of the ascent. He said he still needed to get permission from the building owners and the Government.

It took 6hr 13min 55sec for Mr Robert, 48, to scramble to the top of the Burj Khalifa, and he reached the antenna at 12.07am yesterday.
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-khalifa-climb


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Visiting Dubai on the 17th for the first time since 2004! Can't wait to see how much the place has changed!! I'm especially excited to see the Burj Khalifa!!!
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Quite alot has changed since 2004:


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