The self-styled ‘Art Criminal’ dazzled onlookers and made history when he tightrope walked between the wtc towers 40 years ago.
But the wtc ribbon is from the attack on 9/11, which saw Baugh race to the scene after the first plane struck.
The file does, however, offer that the wtc runs a variety of “legitimate types of businesses,” including its own clothing line.
Everything we know about their m.o.—the 1993 wtc bombing, the 2000 LAX plot, and 9-11—suggests that they aim bigger.
It happened that I interviewed Philippe Petit not long after his wtc walk for Vanity Fair.
It was on the original wtc walk that Petit had one of his more unpleasant moments on the wire.