American acrobat Nick Wallenda broke a new world record walking on a tightrope between skyscrapers
American acrobat Nick Wallenda broke a new world record walking on a tightrope stretched between skyscrapers. With numerous viewers watching him, Wallenda walked on a tightrope between three skyscrapers, and he even covered his eyes at some point.
Over the skyscrapers: American acrobat Nick Wallenda is part of a very courageous dynasty – his grandfather was killed in the 70’s as he was walking a tightrope between buildings at age 73. Wallenda got his name in the history books last night, as he broke the world record of tightrope walking – with a vast and surprised crowd watching him.
Thousands gathered in Chicago in order to watch 35 year old Wallenda, who walked on a tightrope between three skyscrapers – without a security net or a harness, at a height of 180 meters. The stuntman used an thin iron rod to keep his stability, and in spite of the crowd’s fears he managed to safely walk from building to building.
The acrobat was shown on ‘almost live’ television on the Discovery Channel, in order to prevent broadcasting a tragedy in case something happened. Wallenda added an additional element of danger to the stunt when he covered his eyes. At the end of the show record-breaking Nick Wallenda thanked the fans which cheered him on and was free to celebrate his achievement.
“I love Chicago and Chicago definitely loves me,” said Wallenda as he walked the wire, with the crowd of thousands below him screaming in support. “What an amazing roar!”