See a ‘Human Tower’ team from Spain in NYC



UPDATE: 8:43 p.m. ET Wednesday: The Spanish team formed a wedding cake-like human tower of eight tiers, reports publicist Lanny Grossman. “They did it perfectly.”

Earlier we reported that the 150-member team is in New York to try to set a record for a “human tower” and to display its skills for locals and tourists.

By Lanny Grossman

The team builds a human pyramid called a “castell” without using ladders or nets. The rehearsal photo at the right says it all.

The Spaniards from Catalonia planned to go for a world record Wednesday night around 8 p.m. at the 23o FIFTH rooftop bar in Manhattan. They’re hoping to beat the Guinness World Record of six tiers. Admission is free.

The “Castellers de Vilafranca” also will show off the 300-year-old tradition of building human towers in Central Park and Battery Park for the Make Music NY Festival on Thursday.

ne 21, 2012, 12 PM – 12:30 PM: Part of the Make Music Festival, Battery Park: Castle Clinton, FREE.
June 21, 2012, 4 PM – 4:30 PM: Part of the Make Music Festival, Central Park: Naumburg Bandshell, FREE.
June 23, 2012, 3 PM: Park across from the the United Nations

Look for them at noon in Battery Park and 4 p.m. at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell.

Saturday at 5 p.m., they’re due in the park across from the United Nations. For more information, check out