Nik Wallenda Wants to High-Wire Walk Between the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in NYC
Nik Wallenda, who last night walked across the Grand Canyon on a high-wire (and Niagara Falls last June), would like to conquer Manhattan and walk between the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, a distance of nine city blocks, the NY Post reports:
"If he gets permission, the walk would be 4,000 feet, more than triple the length of his Grand Canyon stunt. He gave no indication if he had yet made any attempt to get permission to perform the feat."
NY Mag adds: "It would also be about twenty times the distance between the Twin Towers, a space that Philippe Petit traversed in 1974, during a rogue walk that was later the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire."