Sarasota daredevil Nik Wallenda completed a high-profile skywalk in Chicago Sunday event, including walking a pass of tightrope between Marina Tower West and East while blindfolded. In a press conference afterward, he credited his faith for his successes.
“My faith plays a key role in every aspect of my life, not just my performance,” he said.
The blindfolded part of the event drew the most media attention, but followed a dramatic walk from the Leo Burnett Building at a sharp angle to Marina Tower. That walk was the highest skywalk Wallenda had performed. Wallenda is the most famous member today of the Sarasota-based Wallenda family, known for decades for The Flying Wallendas highwire act.
The stunt was broadcast live on The Discovery Channel as part of the broadcast special Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda. Wallenda also conducted pre- and post-event press conferences webcast online.