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The Anniversary of the Human Fly

In my time zone I still have 70 minutes to celebrate the anniversary of George Willig‘s climb up the South Tower of the World Trade Center buildings, on a Thursday morning in 1977.

It took him three and a half hours, and when he got to the top he was arrested. But he had time to sign his name up there, as you can see here.

And I found some TV footage of the event:

Willig’s story is retold in this piece from Outside magazine (and Willig’s bit if followed by other stab-from-the-past entries worth reading).

Finally, his story and an ambitious attempt to reach him are in this feature from Hollywood Elsewhere.

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