Nik Wallenda to walk tightrope over the Chicago River

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda is bringing his next stunt to Chicago.

He's planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City’s west tower to the Leo Burnett Building — at night, without a net or harness — on November 2nd.

This is the same guy who walked across the Grand Canyon last year on live TV.  He's also crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

"This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career," Wallenda said in a statement. "It’s the ‘Windy City’ and there’s nothing like doing this during winter in Chicago. That’s a challenge for me and I love to push myself to do things that most people think are impossible.”

When WGN broke the news to people who live and work at Marina City, they were beyond thrilled.

"He's gonna do that, what?  He's going from the west tower?  Well, that would be my building!" said Ladonna Hall who lives at Marina City. "He's crazy. I gotta see this. It's going to be amazing. "

"I saw him walk across Niagara Falls and wow it was amazing. Just the stability of this guy and to see him walk from the west tower, it's going to be something to watch," said Carlos Cortez who works at Marina City.

In addition to the walk across the Chicago River, he'll also be walking between the two towers of Marina City.

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