‘Spiderman’ Conqueres Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building (Video)

Alain Robert, 48-year-old French urban climber also known as the Spiderman, has climbed the world’s tallest building, the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

It took Robert about six hours to climb the more than 160-storey building, using a rope and harness as required by organisers, but he said the safety precautions and the attention from a crowd made him just more nervous.

Robert has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers so far, including the Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, according to his website.

He also conquered Taiwan’s Taipei 101, which before the Burj was the world’s tallest building, in 2004.