Daredevil Wallenda makes Chicago skyscraper crossing

November 3, 2014 1:44 AM

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The 35-year-old daredevil — and 7th generation progeny of the famed Flying Wallendas circus family — is set to first walk uphill on the steel cable over the Chicago River connecting the Windy City's west Marina City tower to the top of the Leo Burnett building. The walk, which will take him up a 19-degree angle, starts at 588-feet and culminates at 671 feet. (Initially, the climb was only supposed to be 15 degrees, but a last minute adjustment required by the city made the climb steep, according to Wallenda.)

The daredevil will then put on a blindfold and walk — at a height of 543 feet — a wire between the two Marina City towers, the corn cob-looking high rises built by the famed Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg.

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