When Phillipe Petit made his death-defying incredible wire walk between the twin towers, people are questioning his sanity. In fact, he was immediately handcuffed and arrested by policemen. Petit made his historic walk across the World Trade Center eight times at 1,350 feet in 45 minutes before the police scrambled to the rooftop to put n end to his illegal walk.
Although the Frenchman was arrested, he was not convicted because he was released soon after promising that he will give a free show for kids in Central Park. He was also given a lifetime pass granting him access to the Twin Towers’ observation deck.
Phillipe Petit is known for his adrenaline seeking adventure of walking on wire from above some of the world’s greatest tourist sites the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Notre Dame, and the walk between the North and South towers of the World Trade Center.
In this recent film adaptation, The Walk, Phillipe Petit is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie will soon be released this October.