The Flying Wallendas are one of the oldest circus family names in the world, notoriously known for their crazy and risque highwire acts.
One of the first highwire acts actually dates back to 1928 in Madison Square Garden, when the group successfully performed without a safety net due to theirs being lost in transit. This was a pivotal moment in securing their reputation within history as being one of the greatest daredevil acts out there. Last night, they wowed crowds yet again as they scaled a tightrope 25 stores in the air… to say everyone was on the edge of their seat is an understatement.
Nik and Lijana Wallenda started at opposite points of the tight trope; Nik at One Times Square and Liljana at Two Times Square, and carefully made their journeys across the 1,300 foot line between the two buildings. They met in the middle at minute 17 and then continued their individual paths to the finish line, which was even more of a sentimental feat since they could pay homage to the iconic Madison Square Garden performance.
For those that weren’t able to see the spectacle live, you can catch some of the highlights in the video below:
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