No Jay walking this summer

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It was supposed to be famed wirewalker Jay Cochrane’s fourth summer performing in Niagara Falls. But now he’s making other vacation plans.

    What would have been a spectacular daily walk from the top of the Skylon Tower to the top of the new Niagara Falls Hilton on Fallsview Boulevard was derailed when the Fallsview BIA recently voted not to contribute toward the $250,000 price tag to bring Cochrane back to town.

    “It’s such a shame,” he said over the phone from Florida. “I think some people live in a box.”

    The plan would have seen Cochrane, 65, walk between the two buildings once a day, sometimes twice, for a total of 70 walks this summer. He believes it would have been the highest (55 storeys) and longest (450 metres) wirewalk in history between two man-made structures.

    Cochrane’s three previous visits, in 2002, 2005 and 2007, generated massive publicity for Niagara Falls.

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