November 3, 2014
Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke multiple world records Sunday when he performed a tightrope walk between two Chicago skyscrapers more than 600 feet above the city with no safety net. Wallenda, a seventh-generation “aerialist” of the famous Flying Wallendas, performed two high-wire feats. He first crossed from Marina City’s West Tower over the river to the Leo Burnett Building at a slight incline in just under seven minutes. He then returned to the West Tower, and from there crossed blindfolded to the East Tower in one minute and 20 seconds. The event was broadcast on Discovery Channel with a 10-second delay in case of accidents.