Tuesday, October 2, 2007

World Trade Center High Wire Act



Back on August 7th, 1974 - before the Twin Towers were completed - French high wire artist Philippe Petit rigged a tightrope between the towers and danced 1,350 feet in the air, without a net. This clip from the Ric Burns series New York: A Documentary, tells the amazing story.

4 comments:

trekden said...

Incredible, I'm glad I saw this.

Lydia said...

Wow--that was amazing. I can't even begin to imagine doing that and the guy was smiling the whole time!

finding the filth said...

so glad you guys liked this clip! it's one of my favorite new york stories.

kaybay said...

a wonderful story! breathtaking!