|Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walks Across Tightrope in Downtown Chicago, IL|
Photos by Debra K Gutierrez
|Wallenda's shadow on Leo Burnett Building|
From Marina's City's West Tower (588 feet!) to Leo Burnett Building in just under seven minutes.
|Sunday - November 2, 2014|
|From Marina City's West Tower to the east Tower in one minute 20 seconds, BLINDFOLDED!|
|CBS News Chicago|
|35 year-old Nik Wallenda a member of 'The Flying Wallendas' founded by his grandfather Karl Wallenda in 1920.|
|Radio Host George Bliss (left)|
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Nik Wallenda participated in various circus acts as a child. At age 13, he made his professional tightrope walking debut. He chose high-wire walking as his career in 1998, after joining family members in a seven-person pyramid on the wire. In 2001, Wallenda was part of the world's first seven-person high-wire pyramid. From 2002 to 2005, he performed with his family at various venues, forming his own troupe in 2005.