the most beautiful stunt: Philippe Petit’s skywalk

What: Frenchman Philippe Petit’s walk across the 140 feet between the Twin Towers—eight times—on August 7, 1974. Here’s the trailer for a new documentary about it, Man on Wire: Why: Philippe Petit saw an article on the Twin Towers being built in 1968, and he thought, “I could walk between those.” This was no idle […]