From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Philippe Petit)

Philippe Petit walks a tight rope between the Twin Towers in 1974


Phillips Petit was only 24 years old when he walked on a tight rope shackled between the Twin Towers, at that age most people are still figuring out what they want to do with their lives but he was making history. Petit’s balancing act would have been impressive no matter where he was, but at 1,300 feet in the air this death defying is absolutely stunning.

At the time of his walk Petit said that he didn’t have a specific reason to walk between the two towers, but that it was more of a compulsion. He told the press, “There is no why, just because when I see a place to put my wire I cannot resist.” 


There is never a time
to stop learning new things





Published by donmatthewspoetry

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