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To reach the clouds : my high-wire walk between the Twin Towers

Author: Philippe Petit
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, [2015] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One night in 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour, 110 floors up above the earth, as a hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to watch. In To Reach the Clouds, now filmed as The Walk, Philippe Petit re-creates a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Biography
Adventure
Named Person: Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Petit
ISBN: 9780571326907 0571326900
OCLC Number: 918934363
Notes: Film tie-in.
Originally published: New York: North Point, 2002.
Description: xi, 227 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Philippe Petit.

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One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making  Read more...

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