Was the legitimate purpose, in fact, a magnificent work of art? It’s almost easy to call it that in retrospect. A reverse monument. All that’s left of the ruler Ozymandias in Shelley’s timeless sonnet is “two vast and trunkless legs of stone” in the desert. Mr. Petit’s walk is a work of art
Yes Philippe Petit's tightrope walk is the greatest tightrope walk ever accomplished simply because back when it happened (1974) he was way ahead of his time performing such a feat and also this act can NEVER and will NEVER be performed again because of the tragic events surrounding the Twin Towers.
Especially in light of the historic significance of the Twin Towers. Tightrope walking is so difficult and so dangerous. Almost any large scale walk - like the Grand Canyon or between skyscrapers could certainly be considered the greatest ever. I'd go with the Twin Towers because of their history, and in large part because they aren't here anymore.
Yes, Philippe Petit's tightrope walk across twin towers is quite possibly the greatest tightrope walk ever. It is an extremely difficult and dangerous feat. Not only is the altitude involved, but also there are high winds up there that can knock him over. It is a feat that takes tremendous courage.