"Man on Wire" Remembers Twin Towers

by Claudine Zap
In 1974, the still unfinished twin towers, at some 1,350 feet, were the tallest buildings in the world. The architectural monument inspired one daring young man, Philippe Petit, to commit what he called the “artistic crime of the century.” The tightrope artist stepped out onto an illegally rigged wire 110 stories up, stretching 200 feet long, between the two towers — and essentially danced high above the street for almost an hour. The 2008 film “Man on Wire” tracks Petit as he recounts his audacious plans to walk between the two towers on a tightrope, and follows this highly dangerous,

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