Nik Wallenda Makes It

Defies death above Chicago

Nov 2, 2014
Outside Magazine
Nik Wallenda Makes It

Nik Wallenda walked two wires strung 50 feet above Chicago in November 2014.    Dave Pape/Flickr

Nik Wallenda braved the cold and wind to successfully complete his Chicago stunt. He began on the west Marina City tower and walked to the top of the Leo Burnett building. While the wire was supposed to be set at a 15-degree angle, USA Today reports that last-minute adjustments made the climb steeper. Next, Wallenda put on a blindfold and walked from the west Marina tower over to the east Marina tower.

For more on Wallenda, read our story about his biggest stunt yet.

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