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'"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life... and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again." —William Faulkner

On August 7th, 1974 a lone Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire he attached between the towers of the World Trade Center through clandestine and brilliant means. As he took his first step onto his steel cable with his balance pole, 1,350 feet above the ground, he said that he was walking on air; guided by angels and his own genius.

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