Petit at the 81st Academy Awards in February 2009
13 August 1949 |
Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: [fi'lip pə'ti]; born 13 August 1949) is a French high-wire artist. He became famous for his high-wire walk between the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of August 7, 1974. The 2015 movie The Walk is based on his high-wire walk in New York.
References[change | change source]
- Lichtenstein, Grace (8 August 1974). "Stuntman, Eluding Guards, Walks a Tightrope Between Trade Center Towers". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2008.
Combining the cunning of a second-story man with the nerve of an Evel Knievel, a French high-wire artist sneaked past guards at the World Trade center, ran a cable between the tops of its twin towers and tightrope-walked across it yesterday morning.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Philippe Petit.|
- MSA - The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. Co-produced by Michael Sporn Animation and Weston Woods Studios
- Philippe Petit Signature visible in the 1980s
- photos of Philippe Petit crossing the Twin Towers along with others
- Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire, TED2012, Filmed Mar 2012, Posted May 2012.