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Man on a Wire

Since everybody is already covering Nik Wallenda’s wire walks in Chicago, I figured I post this movie about the first guy who connected two equally tall skyscrapers by a cord and took a stroll over it.

I’m talking off course about Frenchman Philippe Petit, who did just that in 1974 when he bridged the barely completed towers of the World Trade Center. It must be coincidence that almost on same day someone repeats this feat, the new One World Trade Center is open for business. Which in itself in a nice connection of two skyscrapers as well.

Anyway, above is a movie which covers Petit’s stunt. If you are not a big fan of thick French accents and Spanish subtitles, you can also read the book.

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