On the morning of August 7, 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit made history when he crossed the North and South towers of the World Trade Center at 1,350 feet.
Aside from conquering the Twin Towers, the adrenaline seeker performed high-wire walks in some of the world’s greatest tourist sites including Notre Dame and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
During his famous stunt at the Twin Towers, Petit made 8 passes along the wire holding a custom-made balancing pole weighing 25 kg for 45 minutes.
For a man like Philippe Petit, there’s no room for error.
One single mistake can definitely lead to his death.
But fear didn’t stop him from doing the unthinkable.
Petit was later arrested for the illegal walk but was released on the condition that he will perform for free for children in Central Park. The artist was also given a lifetime pass to access the Twin Towers’ Observation Desk.
"The boundary of life that we call death does not bother me. I have a life wish, not a death wish."
Sporting a huge grin, he was arrested immediately after coming off the wire.
A dramatic adaptation of his incredible stunt will be featured in an upcoming Hollywood film titled “The Walk” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Watch the trailer of the movie “The Walk”.
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture