Man on Wire: Twin Towers Tightrope

Frenchman Philippe Petit walked between the World Trade Center twin towers in August 1974. He had not asked permission of course. He was arrested and handcuffed. The authorities wanted to know why he did it and sent him for a psychiatric assessment. Watch this documentary, Man On Wire, in a cinema if possible. It’s the last question you’ll ask yourself.

Philippe had practiced between the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

It was one small step…

For some photos from 1980 and a personal reflection, please see the original post at Labor View from Bayside.

Kevin Rennie

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One Response

  1. Balls of steel & a brain crafted from lead?

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