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Petit plans a return to the heights of New York

Following the Oscar win for the documentary Man on Wire, Phillipe Petit says that he plans his next tightrope walk this fall in an as-yet-undisclosed location in Manhattan. The secrecy surrounding Petit's preparations could result in the same surprise and astonishment from the public during his tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, as documented in the film.
April 15, 2009

Following the Oscar win for the documentary Man on Wire, Phillipe Petit says he’s planning his next tightrope walk this fall in an as-yet-undisclosed location in Manhattan. The secrecy surrounding Petit’s preparations could result in the same surprise and astonishment from the public that met his tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, as documented in the film.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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