Like a gravity-defying cartoon character, a man named "Steve" — as reported by TV networks — has attempted to scale the outside of Trump Tower in New York using suction cups. Steve, a Virginia native and very agile man, began climbing a little before 3pm on Wednesday, according to accounts on Twitter. He worked at scaling the 58-story building for over two-and-a-half hours as the NYPD attempted to talk him down and block his way. He has to be a complete madman to have tried this at all, but especially because he used no safety equipment at all, not even a helmet.
As the climb continued, the NYPD sawed out a window above the climber hoping to make it impossible for him to continue. He moved to the adjacent building wall, foiling their efforts. They had to knock out another window there. But even that didn't slow his climb. He moved back to the original wall and tried to bypass the open window.