Man on a Wire

In 1974 a Frenchman – young, cute, good family – decided to string a wire between the two World Trade Center Towers at the 104th floor and walk the wire between them.  A caper.  Several friends started the two year planning with him, several dropped out.  In the end he got a couple of guys who, they said, looked like “losers.”  One said he was probably stoned that day; he had been stoned every day for 35 years, so why not that day.  The Frenchman – Petit – did it.  He even lay down in the middle of the 200 foot wire.  He walked back and forth 8 times.  There are no words to describe how amazing was this feat.  What a time, 1974.

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