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And You Dared to Question a Starchitect?

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A lot of people were baffled by Italian starchitect Renzo Piano's decision to outfit the façade of the new Times Tower on Eighth Avenue in thousands upon thousands of rods. And when ice started falling from the bars, that confusion turned to outright fear. But now, the mad brilliance of Renzo is revealed. His intention all along was to provide a step-ladder for "French Spiderman" Alain Robert, so that the daredevil could bring attention to the issue of global warming!!! Though, based on ANIMAL's awesome up-close photos of the Frechman in action this afternoon, it's not clear if his dance moves are helping or hurting the cause.
· French Spiderman Scales the 'Times' [ANIMAL]
· CurbedWire: Spider-man in Midtown? [Curbed]