newnytspiderman.jpgThis just in: someone else is trying to scale the New York Times Building. The man is reported to be about 1/3 of the way up. Just hours earlier, the French Spiderman climbed to the top, amidst lots of fanfare, and was arrested after climbing 52 stories. From what we hear authorities have cordoned off the area and news trucks are already on the scene. As soon as we get some images we’ll be posting. Apparently the Times’ building has become the new staging ground for publicity-stunting artists and activists. Close-up pic of the panting climber after the jump. Update: The City Room reports that he’s been arrested by police after reaching the top. He identified himself as Renaldo Clarke of Brooklyn and was wearing a t-shirt with the word “malaria” printed on it.


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