The man arrested last night for scaling San Francisco’s 60(ish) story Millennium Tower — that’s the big one that screws up your view as you come in over the bridge — is 54-year-old veteran climber and cancer survivor Dan Goodwin, a Lake Tahoe resident who’s also climbed the Sears Tower in Chicago. Here’s the story in the NY Daily News, the Examiner, KGO Channel 7, and definitely don’t miss the Chron’s slideshow, linked above. (There are many more videos of Goodwin at my Techyum post.)
Goodwin wasn’t exactly cynical enough to be doing it to promote his self-published book, which came out at the beginning of 2010, with a foreword by Stan Lee; Goodwin said on his website he does it to promote skyscraper defense against terrorist attacks, and to inspire other cancer survivors. But let’s just say the thing’ll probably sell briskly in San Francisco.