Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk between skyscrapers

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CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda has successfully completed his two skyscraper tightrope walks in Chicago in a spectacle televised to an audience of millions around the world.

The 35-year-old daredevil first walked a high wire Sunday at a 19-degree incline from the Marina City west tower to the top of a building on the other side of a river.

Then he walked blindfolded between the two Marina City towers. He used no net or harness.

Wallenda’s previous feats include high-wire walks over the brink of Niagara Falls and across the Little Colorado River Gorge.

Wallenda is the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, who fell to his death during a tightrope stunt in Puerto Rico at age 73.

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