Nik Wallenda Chicago Skyscraper Walk (Video)
Crazy, heart-stopping, brave, and inspiring.
Tonight was all that and more for daredevil tightrope artist Nik Wallenda, who set 2 Guinness World Records atop the Chicago skyline.
For his first act, Wallenda walked on a 3/4″ steel tight rope from one of the Marina Tower rooftops across the Chicago River 600 feet beneath, and up a 19 degree incline to the roof of the Leo Burnett building. He even had the idea to take a selfie about halfway through but had the lone moment of common sense not to because of the conditions. And, you know, that he’s above the freaking Chicago River on a tightrope.
To cap it all off, he became the record holder for a blindfolded tightrope walk as he crossed the 94 feet between the two Marina Towers. Unbelievable. The first camera look down, I sensed a little shake and instability and my heart stopped. Wallenda of course made it and successfully completed a challenge he’s never done or attempted before for himself, in the process achieving his goal to inspire others to challenge themselves and do the “impossible”.
I gotta hear my dad, he’s the one telling me my steps.
– Nik Wallenda