Climbing the NY Times Building...to Get a Newspaper
Climbing to the top of the New York Times building is definitely a unique way to get a newspaper—but it might not be the most efficient.
At 7am on Saturday, the NYPD received a phone call about a young man climbing the 52-storey New York Times building in midtown Manhattan. The building has a ladder-like structure on the sides.
According to the police, the man was arrested five minutes later, after climbing only as high as the 5th floor. He was not injured, but he was taken in for psychiatric observation at Bellevue Hospital.
According to the New York Post, the man said he was trying to get a newspaper.
The Police's quick response to the call might have been a result of wisdom acquired through past experience: According to the Huffington Post, in July 2008 a man made it up to the 11th floor of the New York Times building before getting caught. And one month earlier, two men climbed all the way up to the roof—creating a tough precedent to beat for their later followers.