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Man Climbs San Francisco Skyscraper

A daredevil in a red jumpsuit, equipped with suction cups and an American flag, clambered up 58 stories of a San Francisco residential tower Monday to dramatize the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terrorism and his own fight against cancer.  (His publicist also acknowledged afterward an attempt to call attention to his recent book – which, he said, details his concerns in detail).

The climber, who identified himself in a flyer as Dan Goodwin, a.k.a. SpiderDan, was greeted by police as he reached a balcony two floors below the top of the 60-story Millennium Tower, but was allowed to hang his American Flag.

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