To Reach the Clouds

To Reach the Clouds

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination

One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The year was 1974. A hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to watch in awe as twenty-four-year-old high wire artist Philippe Petit made eight crossings between the all-but-completed towers, a quarter mile above the earth, over the course… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2002)

Collection: North Point Press

Language: English


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