Philippe Petit: Man on Wire in East River Park
Philippe Petit is the French high-wire artist who became an international sensation for his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers. That event was chronicled in the film Man on Wire. Now, Supreme, the sixteen-year-old bastion of downtown skate culture, has some video of Petit a bit closer to ground.
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The video itself is housed in the “random” section of their website. Petit is seen walking on a wire near the East River Park promenade, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Images from his World Trade crossing are also in the mix.