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Climber Kicks Society's Ass, One Skyscraper at a Time

(Newser) - Some revile Alain Robert, the so-called “French Spiderman,” for his globetrotting, skyscraper-ascending exploits. But to the many who hold him in esteem, the New Yorker reports, he is simply “badass.” When he scaled the New York Times building last year, one fan was beside himself. “... More »

Times Co. Sells HQ for $225M

Debt-laden paper enters sale-leaseback with investment firm

(Newser) - The New York Times Company has raised $225 million through a sale-leaseback of its Eighth Avenue skyscraper, it announced this morning. The deal gives investment firm WP Carey ownership of the Times' share of the Renzo Piano-designed headquarters, which the newspaper moved into in 2007. The company will then lease... More »

Times Says Times Will Survive

(Newser) - Rumors of the New York Times’ demise are greatly exaggerated, reports... the New York Times. “Despite some published alarms to the contrary, the company has positioned itself to ride out another year of recession, maybe two,” Richard Péréz-Peña writes in a review of his employer’... More »

Times Hit by White Powder Scare

Letter addressed to editorial editor

(Newser) - A New York Times employee found white powder inside an envelope earlier today, prompting police to evacuate that floor, close the office lobby, and ask three workers to bag their clothing and shower, the paper's City Room reports. The letter was addressed to editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal. The newspaper... More »

New York Times Dismantles Rods After 3rd Climber

Newspaper building has become a hot spot for daredevils

(Newser) - After the third man in 5 weeks scaled the facade of the New York Times building, the newspaper has begun removing dozens of the distinctive horizontal rods that sheathe the new skyscraper. Opened last year and designed by Renzo Piano, the building has attracted death-defying climbers who have ascended all... More »

Two Daredevils Climb Times Tower

One is a celebrated French climber known for such stunts

(Newser) - Two men scaled the New York Times' 52-story headquarters today within hours of each other, the New York Post reports. Police identified the first as Alain Robert, a French climber known as Spiderman for scaling skyscrapers with minimal equipment. He unfurled a banner reading, “Global warming kills more people... More »

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