In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of lives become extraordinary in McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.
The solution was to focus on 2 things: the tightrope walker and the city below him where all of the drama is taking place. The world was then made out of this city, a common sentiment of New Yorkers. The background contrasts nicely to common online book seller’s websites and the graphics are big enough to be deciphered in small sizes. The inner jacket was printed in an off-white so that when the customer is previewing the book online, this section is easily read.