In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit walked across a tightrope stretched between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The 1,350-foot high walk was six years in the planning, and afterwards Petit was arrested and taken for a psychiatric evaluation. A film about the event, The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt was released on Wednesday — but these photos of the original stunt are hard to beat.
Climber Hans Hornberger slacklining between the Totem Pole and the mainland. The Totem Pole is a
natural rock formation, known as a sea or coastal stack, located at
Cape Hauy in Tasmania, Australia.