In August Frenchman Phillipe Petit crossed from one World Trade Centre Tower to another on a tight rope. He stayed on the rope for about 45 minutes, and went back and forth eight times. MAN ON WIRE HOME VIDEO
Philippe Petit's illegal high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 at the age of 24 is the basis of the recently released film “The Walk,” which is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as a young Petit.
Philippe Petit making one of his eight passes between the World Trade Center towers on Petit took nearly 200 trips to the towers to design the wire architecture and to smuggle in the necessary equipment, ropes and guy lines for the performance