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French daredevil Philippe Petit is best known for his 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers in New York City.
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Petit still has one major walk on his wish list, however—he has been trying to organize a walk over the Grand Canyon for years. He has also written six books, including 1985's On the High Wire, and a one-man show about his life and work called Wireless.
With his daring and creative acts,
Petit has inspired countless others. He shares his knowledge and insights as an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. He also continues to train for several hours each day at his home near Woodstock, New York, where he lives with his partner, Kathy O'Donnell.
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