The San Francisco Police Department identified the man as Daniel Goodwin, 54, otherwise known as “Spiderman Dan,” who had previously climbed the Sears Tower in Chicago. Mr. Goodwin was cited with two misdemeanors and later released from a police station in downtown San Francisco.
A press release on Mr. Goodwin’s web site said he made today’s ascent to “call attention to our nation’s continued vulnerability to attacks of terrorism upon our skyscrapers” and to “increase public awareness of cancer.”
Footage of the ascent showed the climber using what appeared to be suction cups to ascend the exterior glass of the 58-story residential structure, Millennium Tower.
The incident shut down portions of portions of Mission Street in the city, but the disruption caused no accidents or other problems, the police said.
The police estimated that the climb began around 2:15 p.m. Pacific time. It ended roughly three hours later after the man held still and took several minutes to unfurl the flag. People along a ledge above him assisted him with the flag’s placement by holding it in place while officers waited below the man on another level of the building’s uppermost areas. Officers made no move to pull the climber down as he slowly descended to the ledge. After getting down, his hands were put behind his back, and officers led him into the building. He was described as “cooperative” when being taken into custody.
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Footage of the ascent on CNN showed the man using what appeared to be suction cups to ascend the exterior glass of the structure, Millenium Tower.
The charges against the man, if any, will be determined after an investigation into the incident that shut down portions of portions of Mission Street in the city, the police said.
The Millennium Tower is a 58-story high-rise residential building in downtown San Francisco.
via Man Climbs San Francisco Skyscraper - NYTimes.com.