Saturday, August 21, 1999 Published at 14:13 GMT 15:13 UK
French 'Spiderman' scales Sears Tower
Alain Robert caught on camera about 80 floors up...
A Frenchman, calling himself "Spiderman", has climbed one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Sears Tower in Chicago.
The man - Alain Robert from the French city of Valence - has been charged with criminal trespass.
"When he got to the roof, he was immediately placed in police custody. It's a police matter," Mr Orich said.
Mr Robert's daredevil stunt attracted onlookers in Chicago's downtown, who crowded the busy Wacker Drive to gape at the spectacle.
After successfully completing his climb, he was met by police officers on the roof with handcuffs.
Robert, who climbs for publicity, is well-known for his exploits.
He has scaled the Eiffle Tower and more than 30 skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building in New York.
Later the same year, Goodwin made a similar attempt at the 100-storey John Hancock Centre, also in Chicago.
He eventually succeeded, despite attempts by the Chicago Fire Department who used water hoses to try and stop him.
The Sears Tower recently lost the billing of the "world's tallest building" to Malaysia's 454 metre Petronas Twin Towers, in Kuala Lumpur.