NewsFlorida News

Actions

Blindfold for part of Wallenda's Chicago walk

Nik Wallenda in Chicago
Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 18:45:00-04

CHICAGO (AP) — Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he'll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another.

The 35-year-old daredevil plans two Chicago tightrope walks to be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. The first walk will stretch more than two city blocks on an uphill 15-degree angle from one high-rise to another above the Chicago River.

The second walk will go from one of Chicago's two Marina Towers buildings to the other. Wallenda said Friday that walk will be done wearing a blindfold.

Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and the Little Colorado River Gorge in Arizona, near the Grand Canyon, in the past two years.

The Sarasota native will begin training at Benderson Park in Sarasota next week.