Famed Wire-Walker Philippe Petit Remembers 9/11 and the Day the Twin Towers Fell
Philippe Petit famously walked on a wire between New York City’s Twin Towers in 1974, and he always thought of the structures as “my towers.” But all that changed on Sept. 11, 2001. After Petit learned the towers fell, his thoughts turned to the lives lost. “You cannot compare losing a marvel of architecture and losing human life,” he told InsideEdition.com. “Those towers were alive inside me and not anymore,” he said.