Petit Tall Tale A Twin Wower

Nearly seven years after 9/11, it's ironic, and oddly comforting, that the criminal most closely associated with the World Trade Center is arguably a French tightrope walker who inched his way between the towers more than 1,300 feet in the air.

Philip Petit was arrested for his 1974 feat and still describes himself as a criminal, but was sentenced to community service - a walk over Belvedere Lake in Central Park.

He was a huge celebrity, a hero, and the Port Authority, which owned the towers, considered his walk a publicity coup for a pair of enormous, ugly buildings that had trouble attracting tenants.

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