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When Petit finished his illicit walk across the wire he strung between the Twin Towers in 1974, a reporter asked the 24-year-old French street performer why he did it. 'There is no why,' he replied.

Hollywood is turning Man On Wire into a feature film.

40 years ago today, Petit walked on a wire strung between the Twin Towers.

Philippe Petit, the artist who walked across the towers in 1974, is interviewed along with principle architect Henry J. Guthard, who worked on the World Trade Center, as well as a structural engineer Leslie Roberston.

Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist Last month we had the pleasure of

If you saw Man On Wire then you know that Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit, friend of Gothamist and entertainer of the world, will

In August 1974, Philippe Petit, a Frenchman with a passion for

In August of 1974, a 24-year-old Frenchman named Philippe Petit snuck into