10 August 2005
Thirty-one years ago Philippe Petit and three accomplices disguised themselves as construction workers and gained access to the top floors of the World Trade Center. While there, they strung a steel cable between the two towers and in the early morning hours of August 7 Petit walked across that cable eight times. Years later, he recalls the event: "I was completely in another world...I wasn't really hearing like you would normally be hearing. It was more like a feeling of sound. And...in that soup of sound, I did hear boats—beautiful, like people leaving for a faraway country."