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Nik Wallenda: The full story behind tightrope daredevil's Chicago crossings

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Discover how daredevil Nik Wallenda pulled off two skyscraper crossings on a tightrope without a safety net or a harness. Thousands of cheering fans packed the streets around the city's Marina City towers to watch the 35-year-old, heir to the Flying Wallendas' family business, complete the back-to-back walks, including one wearing a blindfold. As he stepped from the wire after completing the second leg, he tore off his blindfold and waved to the crowd, who erupted in cheers. The spectacle was telecast with a seconds-long delay on the Discovery Channel so producers could cut away if Mr Wallenda fell. It took him about six and a half minutes to walk the 454ft-stretch at a 19-degree incline from the Marina City west tower to the top of a building on the other side of a river.