- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda has plans for what he wants to attempt next after he completes his tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers.

The 35-year-old daredevil is preparing to walk the high wire in downtown Chicago on Sunday evening. The Discovery Channel is televising the event on a 10-second delay.

Wallenda says that next he wants to recreate a 1,200-foot-long high-wire walk made famous by his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda. The Wallenda family patriarch’s stunt at Tallulah Falls Gorge in Georgia included two headstands on the high wire.

The younger Wallenda told reporters Friday that his great-grandfather is his inspiration.

He hopes to use vintage footage of Karl Wallenda shot at Tallulah Falls Gorge to create the illusion that he is walking with Flying Wallendas patriarch.



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