Nik Wallenda: Tightrope walker makes Chicago crossings

 From BBC
 Nik Wallenda walks on a wire
US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has successfully completed back-to-back high-wire walks above the city of Chicago, watched by thousands of people.
The 35-year-old achieved the two skyscraper crossings without a safety net or a harness.
He first walked up a steep incline between buildings either side of the Chicago River.
Then, blindfolded, he crossed between the two Marina City towers.
 Nik Wallenda walks on a wire from Chicago's Marina City's tower to Leo Burnett building
It took him six minutes 52 seconds to complete the first stage 500ft (152m) above the ground - in winds that were gusting at up to 25mph (40km/h).
 Nik Wallenda performs his blindfolded walk
He then completed the 94ft between the two Marina City Towers in one minute 17 seconds. 
Nik Wallenda walks as a plane flies past in Chicago
The stunts were televised with a 10-second delay in case he fell.
Spectators watch daredevil Nik Wallenda
On the ground, thousands cheered Mr Wallenda - a seventh-generation tightrope walker. 
Nik Wallenda wears his blindfold while answering questions about his blindfolded walk
Mr Wallenda - again blindfolded - then answered reporters' questions. He has already walked across both the Grand Canyon and the Niagara Falls on tightropes.

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