Video: Daredevil Wallenda blindfold walks tightrope between Chicago towers

Updated: Jan 21, 2015, 10:46 IST | IANS |

Around 50,000 spectators watched as Daredevil Nik Wallenda, successfully walked on a wire strung between two Chicago skyscrapers blindfolded

Washington: Daredevil Nik Wallenda, the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallendas circus family, successfully walked on a wire strung between two Chicago skyscrapers blindfolded, media reported Monday.

Nik Wallenda
Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope between buildings on November 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: AFP

Without a net or harness, he walked a tightrope between the Marina City West tower to the top of the Leo Burnett Building on the other side of the frigid Chicago river in 6 minutes and 51 seconds Sunday night, the New York Daily News reported.

The 19-degree slant of the tightrope upped the risk even more.

Watch how Wallenda completed the tightrope walks

"You guys watching think I'm crazy, but this is what I'm made for," the married Nik, father of three, was quoted as saying as he took his first steps on the wire.

As an estimated crowd of 50,000 spectators cheered more than 600 feet below, Wallenda said, "I love Chicago and Chicago definitely loves me. What an amazing roar."

The event was broadcast on the Discovery Channel.

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