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Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.

The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that he first would check out Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower and was the nation's tallest building.

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Wallenda said he hasn't ruled out Willis Tower, but it would be problematic because there isn't a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He said, though, that he shouldn't have trouble selecting a site.

Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. He's part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audiences for decades as The Flying Wallendas.

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