Matt Jones

La Joie du Concret

Phillipe Petit, the tightrope walker who famously skywalked between the Twin Towers in 1974 is planning a similar feat to take place somewhere in Gateshead. Now, the only culturally significant piece of architecture on which such a stunt is worthy to be performed is The Car Park, but I’m having trouble thinking of another tall structure nearby to which the tightrope can stretch; it’s a long way to the Dunston Rocket.