02/01/13 - Fox News - French 'SpiderMan' targets Havana hotel where Castro set up after 1959 Cuban ...
HAVANA - The daredevil climber nicknamed "Spider-Man" is famous for
scaling the world's tallest skyscrapers without a safety line.
Now Alain Robert is tackling a slightly less imposing edifice with plenty
The 50-year-old Frenchman is in Cuba to conquer the 27-story former
Hilton, which was taken over after the 1959 Cuban Revolution and redubbed
the "Habana Libre," or "Free Havana."
Fidel Castro set up his personal offices here soon after his triumphant
march into the capital.
Robert tells the AP in an exclusive interview that the hotel has "great
meaning" for him for its symbolism.
The Habana Libre is dwarfed by others Robert has summited like the Empire
State Building. But at 413 feet (126 meters), a fall would still be
Robert plans to make his attempt Monday.
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