Author Archive for: ‘Adam Ross Rosenthal’

Suspended Reading: Man on Wire, 9/11, and the Logic of the High-Wire

On 7 August 1974 at seven a.m. Philippe Petit crossed the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. Suspended on his high-wire, Petit balanced in the gap between the towers for forty-five minutes before returning to the surface of the south tower, and entering into the custody of the police waiting to arrest him. Petit’s suspension, which captivated the …

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