Perseverance causes a dream to come true for Phillippe Petit in The Walk. The world celebrated "wire walker," Philippe Petit traversed the immense void between the Word Trade Center towers in 1974. Joseph Gordon Levitt portrays Petit with convincing accuracy. Show More Summary
Sony Pictures just released its new film The Walk, which tells the true story of French tightrope artist Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center in 1974. While the film is getting attention...Show More Summary
A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act. For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist...Show More Summary
In this episode, Inc. editors and writers talk about why niche product retailers dominate e-commerce, a small polystyrene manufacturer that landed contracts at Yankees Stadium and 1 World Trade Center, and how Rachel Roy, a designer beloved by Michelle Obama, got locked out of her own closet.
The 3-D version of the new movie "The Walk" apparently is making some viewers sick. The film's dizzying scenes portraying the Frenchman who in 1974 walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center apparently has triggered vertigo episodes for some. But that's nothing...
IEX Group, the stock trading venue at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys," has just received the backing of a slew of big-name investors. IEX filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a stock exchange in September. Show More Summary
The Walk, a film directed by Robert Zemeckis which tells the story of Philippe Petit’s famous tightrope walk between the World Trade Center Towers, is reportedly making movie-goers vomit. And when we say vomit, we mean this literally. Show More Summary
Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane.
Towards the end of 2013, IP-Watch -- along with the Yale Media Freedom and Access Center -- filed a FOIA lawsuit against the USTR for its refusal to release its TPP draft documents. The USTR spent a year ignoring IP-Watch's William New's...Show More Summary
The Seattle Seahawks made one of the biggest moves of the offseason when they traded a first-round pick and center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham. Although it was a steep price, Graham was seen as an immediate fix to perhaps the Seahawks' biggest weakness — a lack of go-to receivers for Russell Wilson to throw to. Show More Summary
The 2014 NAPCI Forum (Courtesy ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) This post was co-authored with Kang Choi, the vice president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and National Security. The establishment of a comprehensive vision for the U.S.-ROK alliance is based [...]
Expect the worst from the first half of The Walk. That's the part before high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) hits New York in 1974 and strings up a wire between the World Trade Center towers. Director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis kills time with curdled whimsy as Gordon-Levitt, speaking in...
This weekend, we learned that the developer of the "Ground Zero Mosque" site, the long-in-the-works Muslim community center and prayer space that would have been located blocks from the World Trade Center, had bowed under public pressure and instead will turn the site into a luxury condo.. Show More Summary
For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, worked for weeks and now suffer from illnesses like pulmonary disease and cancers will still be able to get their health care. While Congress...Show More Summary
One of the biggest issues with Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk," the film about Phillippe Petit's 1974 real-life tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center, is evident in the very opening sequence. The film opens with...Show More Summary
On Monday night, I arrived at what turned out to be incredibly early for a screening of The Walk. After about an hour of sitting in a corner and staring at my phone, I finally made my way into a seat at the front of the theater, where I was... More »
The feat that made Philippe Petit legendary—his tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974—was both brave and insane. What made 2008’s Man on Wire, the Oscar-winning documentary about his achievement,...Show More Summary
On August 6th, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, hung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked it not once, not twice, but three-and-a-half times. The story of the famous walk was the subject of an Oscar®-winning documentary, Man on Wire. Show More Summary
Before New York's World Trade Center and the date 9/11 walked lock-step into eternity, those enormous twin towers were best known for something else entirely, something joyous and a little bit insane.
On Friday September 25, I joined 500 faith leaders to participate in "A Witness to Peace: A Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis" at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. "If it comes down to a photo or a handshake, I'm going for the handshake," I told Tricia Straine MacGregor, who lost her husband James J. Show More Summary