Building human towers


Photo credit: Charles Eckert | 150-Member Castellers de Vilafranca build human towers in Battery Park

bringing a 300-year-old Catalonian tradition of human endurance and teamwork to New York. (June 21, 2012)

A troupe of 145 people from a town in northern Spain created a four columns of people that went up eight stories high in Battery Park Thursday, leaving onlookers marveling at the spectacle in Lower Manhattan.

It is a tradition that has lasted for more than 300 years among the people of Vilafranca, a town nestled in the Pyrenees mountains of Catalonia, where people — men, women and children…