Wallenda prepares for walk

 

Daredevil Nik Wallenda participated in a press conference Friday at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, the venue where he'll practice his highwire walk for the next two weeks. Wallenda updated the media on his trek above Niagara Falls saying, among other things, that the event will be broadcast live on ABC on Friday, June 15 (as part of the 8 until 11 p.m. "Megastunts" program); the walk will likely take place about 10 p.m. (rain or shine, but lighting could delay things); and he's unsure if he'll begin in the U.S. and end in Canada or vice versa.

 

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Wallenda talks wire setup

 

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Wallenda talks training process

Wallenda will train on a 1,200-foot wire, which is cut from the wire he'll use to cross over the falls. The public is invited to watch Wallenda train for free each day from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in front of the property near Third Street and Old Falls Street. Two cranes - with the reinforcement of stanchions drilled 15 feet into the ground - will support the wire, which will span the outdoor parking lot at a reasonable height above the ground.

 


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