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Video: Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Crosses Chicago's "Skyscraper Canyon"

Video: Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Crosses Chicago's "Skyscraper Canyon"

Last night, thousands in Chicago turned out to cheer on tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, as he performed two tightrope walks involving some of the Windy City's most famous buildings: Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City Apartments and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates' Leo Burnett Building. Wallenda set two Guinness World records, the first for the steepest ever tightrope walk as he climbed from the 588-foot Marina City to the 671-foot Leo Burnett Building, and then for the highest blindfolded tightrope walk as he crossed between the two Marina City towers. The stunt was covered live by Discovery, whose footage comes replete with dramatic sweeping shots of a mid-walk Wallenda, made miniscule against the backdrop of Chicago's famous Skyscraper Canyon.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Video: Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Crosses Chicago's "Skyscraper Canyon"" 03 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/563655/video-tightrope-walker-nik-wallenda-crosses-chicago-s-skyscraper-canyon/> ISSN 0719-8884

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