NEW YORK — A French skyscraper climber has been taken into custody after scaling the New York Times building in midtown Manhattan to draw attention to global warming.

During his ascent, Alain Robert unfurled a banner about global warming. Construction workers cheered.

Police took him into custody at the top of the new 52-story tower, designed by Renzo Piano.

In February, the daredevil, who's nicknamed "Spiderman," scaled a 42-floor building in Brazil.

Robert's Web site says he has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers around the world.