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Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

Friday - 4/18/2014, 12:32am  ET

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2013 file photo, daredevil Nik Wallenda speaks during a news conference after crossing a tightrope 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge, on the Navajo reservation outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday, April 17, 2014, that the first place he would check out is Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower and was the tallest building in the U.S. until recently. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.

The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday (http://bit.ly/1ja4Z7J ) that he first would check out Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower and was the nation's tallest building.

Wallenda says he hasn't ruled out Willis Tower, but that it would be problematic because there isn't a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He says, though, that he shouldn't have trouble selecting a site.

Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. He's part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audiences for decades as The Flying Wallendas.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index


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