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Tightrope walker re-creates Twin Towers feat in East Hampton

Philippe Petit walks a high wire during the

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

On Aug. 7, 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit made headlines when he walked fearlessly between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Exactly 40 years later, Petit, now 64, brought past and present together at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton with a stunning re-creation of the famous endeavor.

The sun was just beginning to set on Thursday when Petit, dressed in black,...

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