Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/17/2014 8:06 PM

Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

Success - Article sent! close
  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda
    Associated Press

Associated Press

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.

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.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.