Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit (; born 13 August 1949) is a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, on 7 August 1974. For his feat (that he referred to as "le coup"), he used a 450-pound (200-kilogram) cable and a custom-made 26-foot (8-metre) long, 55-pound (25-kilogram) balancing pole.

Read more about Philippe Petit:  Early Life, World Trade Center Walk, Later Life, Major High-wire Performances, Bibliography, Filmography, Tribute

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Philippe Petit - Tribute
... The song "Man On Wire" by the band '27' is a tribute to Philippe Petit. 737", from their 2011 album Smart Flesh contains a reference to Petit's World Trade Center walk ... American rock band Incubus used a photo of Petit as the cover art for their 2011 release If Not Now, When? Colum McCann's National Book Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin has Petit's Twin Towers ...