Going Up, Up, Up

As any Marvel Comics fan knows, climbing the 1,454 ft. west face of Chicago's Sears Tower is a job for Spider-Man. Still, early-morning crowds outside the world's tallest building last week were amazed to see, high above them, Professional Stuntman Daniel Goodwin, 25, decked out in the bright red-and-blue costume of that nimble comic-book hero. With 40-m.p.h. winds whipping around him and 50 Ibs. of climbing equipment on his back, Goodwin made the ascent in some 7½ hrs. He hoisted himself on metal hooks that he wedged into the slots designed to hold window-washing scaffolds. When one of those scaffolds was...

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