Philippe Petit is planning a series of high-wire walks next fall around the United States.
The 59-year-old says they’ll include midtown Manhattan, and will promote literacy. He’s keeping mum about other details.
Secrecy also preceded Petit’s 1974 walk between the World Trade Center towers. A documentary about it, “Man on Wire,” won an Oscar.
Petit has been an artist-in-residence at Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine since 1982. He keeps a practice wire strung high inside a hall there.
He’s also braved a wobbly ladder to reach cathedral chandeliers.
Jokes Petit: “Now you know how many wire walkers it takes to change a light bulb.”