Philippe Petit’s Bold Move

Published September 9, 2012
Updated April 23, 2019
Published September 9, 2012
Updated April 23, 2019

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Taking place in 1974, French-born Petit took his ‘coup’ on the World Trade Centers, walking on the narrow wire connecting the two buildings for 45 minutes. Not neglecting to entertain his crowd, Petit made sure to salute and have converse with a gull while lying down.