40th Anniversary of Philippe Petit’s Highwire walk on the WTC

With the upcoming release of Robert Zemeckis’ 3D – IMAX film “THE WALK” I decided to repost this Anniversary post!
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Having spent many months with Philippe Petit taking photographs in preparation of the August 7th high wire walk I have put together a few images to celebrate the 40th Anniversary.

WTCFinalPetit and I rented a helicopter to photograph the towers from a higher prospective than being on the roof.

WTC2redoOn many occasions when Philippe would come to NYC we would ‘sneak up’ the back stairwell and climb the 110 flights. I was able to get a great shot looking down from the top of the WTC.

WTC4redoDuring our  visits to the top Philippe would make time to sit on the edge of the building and reflect on the distance and height that he would traverse on August 7th, 1974.

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Jim R. Moore


Photographer/Videographer/Recluse Founder of Vaudevisuals.com