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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 - "there is no why"

French tightrope walker Philippe Petit, looks back at a photographer as he rests before his second walk across a cable stretched between New York's World Trade Center towers on Aug.

CBS This Morning: High wire movie: "The Walk" - He was a man who permanently redefined the phrase, “High-wire." Phillip Petit’s 1974 death-defying performance is dramatized in a film by Robert Zemeckis. It was one of the most daring feats in history. The tightrope performance between the Twin Towers is brought to the big screen in a new film, “The Walk.”

He was a man who permanently redefined the phrase, “High-wire." Phillip Petit’s 1974 death-defying performance is dramatized in a film by Robert Zemeckis.

Philippe Petit

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.

Phillipe Petit walks between the Twin Towers, New York, 1974.

Phillipe Petit walks between the Twin Towers, New York, a good pic book about this.

Philippe Petit's World Trade Center walk

Philippe Petit's World Trade Center walk in pictures

"If I die, what a beautiful death." - Philippe Petit, Man on Wire

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Philippe Petit, French wire walker, juggler, and street performer, wire walks between the twin towers.

twin towers really wish I could have seen them in real life!

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Philippe Petit on his wire walk between the Twin Towers in August 1974

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

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