Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: ​[filip pəti]; born ... -
philippe petit

Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: ​[filip pəti]; born ...

wikipedia - 18 Sep 2016
Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: ​[filip pəti]; 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, on the morning of August 6, 1974. For his unauthorized feat 1,350 feet (400 metres) above the ground – which he referred to as "le coup" – he rigged a 450-pound (200-kilogram) cable and used a custom-made 26-foot (8-metre) long, 55-pound (25-kilogram) balancing pole. He performed for 45 mi
philippe petit

'The Walk' to be shown on family movie night

Gillette News Record - 14 Sep 2017
The Walk is a true story of Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, who made a death-defying, unsanctioned high-wire walk atop and between the Twin Towers in 1974. Courtesy. In 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit became the first man ...
philippe petit

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times - 14 Sep 2017
Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, and William Taubman's new biography of him is essential reading for the 21st, as we trace the arc from the fall of the Soviet Union to the rise of Putin's Russia. Kurt ...
philippe petit

In Undiscovered Paterson, Falls, Food and Fetty Wap

New York Times - 14 Sep 2017
I didn't realize that Philippe Petit had, just a few weeks after walking between the Twin Towers in 1974, stretched his high wire above Paterson's swirling chasm and made his way across, as 30,000 people looked on, gasping. I had only just discovered ...
philippe petit

'25th Hour' Is Still the Best Movie About 9/11

The Ringer (blog) - 11 Sep 2017
Same goes for a documentary like Man on Wire, with its heist-like account of Philippe Petit's extraordinary tightrope walk between the two towers in 1974. The movie, with its reliance on the crisp, majestic black-and-white photos taken that day, needn ...
philippe petit

Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”

Stereogum - 20 Sep 2017
And while we're still thinking about what we lost when Grant Hart passed, listen to the way he makes what's an extremely demanding and proficient drumming technique sound like he's just barely in control — it's some real Philippe Petit highwire shit ...
philippe petit

Remembering 9/11 in Washington DC

Patheos (blog) - 12 Sep 2017
Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin and Garth Risk Hallberg's City on Fire examine other events (the Philippe Petit tightrope walk between the Twin Towers and the 1977 Blackout, respectively), but September 11 is the locus of the free-floating ...
philippe petit

Lucas Handwerker collaborates with Philippe Petit on a new show

Hudson Valley One - 08 Dec 2016
Philippe Petit, 68, the high-wire artist who walked a cable between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in 1974, began his career with magic shows at the age of six. Lucas Handwerker, 23, who performs as a mentalist, also started out as a six-year-old ...
philippe petit

High wire artist Philippe Petit will speak at Vassar Oct. 6

The Daily Freeman - 16 Sep 2016
Petit is best known for his hour-long performance on a steel cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City in 1974. He has presented more than 80 high-wire walks all over the world, and each one, in his mind and in the eyes ...
philippe petit

Le Petit-Quevilly : décès de Philippe Dupray, maire adjoint

Paris Normandie - 15 Sep 2017
Frédéric Sanchez rendra un hommage à Philippe Dupray lors du conseil municipal le 2 octobre prochain à 18 h 30. Lors de ce moment de recueillement, il proposera également aux conseillers municipaux et au public présent d'observer une minute de ...
philippe petit

Philippe Martinez : "La loi ne sera plus la même pour tous"

Paris Match - 06 Sep 2017
Philippe Martinez. Il n'y en a pas qu'un … Le plus négatif, c'est que des sujets qui étaient du ressort de la loi –où tous les salariés étaient traités de la même façon quelle que soit leur entreprise- vont être discutés soit dans l'entreprise, soit ...
philippe petit

Today in History: August 7

Janesville Gazette - 07 Aug 2017
French aerialist Philippe Petit walks on a cable suspended between the not-yet-completed twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, Aug. 7, 1974. After rigging a wire across the 140-foot gap during the night, Petit, 25, stepped onto the ...

What's New