Daredevil Nik Wallenda made a two-part skyscraper walk involving three Chicago skyscrapers, one while he was blindfolded, Sunday night with success. Without the security of a net or a harness, he set two world records. First he crossed the Chicago River from Marina City to the Leo Burnett Building 671 feet in the air and then he put a blindfold on to walk between the Marina City towers.
Thousands of fans in Chicago cheered for the acrobat, 35, after he completed the back-to-back walks. The Discovery Channel recorded and broadcast the spectacle live, so even those at home could watch Wallenda make history.
"I love Chicago and Chicago definitely loves me," Wallenda said, according to Fox News, as he walked the wire, with the crowd supporting him with cheers below. "What an amazing roar!"
"I feel incredible. So thankful, obviously, that I made it across safely," Wallenda said at a press conference after the challenge, according to Today. "Hopefully more people around the world are inspired, that if they work hard enough, they will achieve their goals."
He now has nine Guinness World Records. With all his accomplishments, there’s one achievement he did not complete. "I had every intention of taking a selfie," Wallenda said, adding the winds did not allow him to. "I'm so bummed that I didn't."
But there were plenty of cameras there to capture his walk.
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