Wallenda’s feat is given monumental recognition
From the Buffalo News:
The tethered steps that Nik Wallenda took on a mist-drenched, 2-inch steel cable across Niagara Falls more than two years ago gave the former honeymoon capital of the world a chance to reclaim a moment in the spotlight.
But that 26-minute walk before a television audience of more than 10 million also catapulted the daredevil to global fame.
Last year, he got the chance to walk untethered across a gorge near the Grand Canyon. Later this year, he plans to stride across the top of the Chicago skyline.
Wallenda’s June 15, 2012, walk from the U.S. to the Canadian side of the falls was remembered Monday with the official unveiling of a monument on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.
- Niagara Gazette – Wallenda walk plaque dedication coming Monday
- Buffalo News – Monument to Wallenda’s walk over falls to be dedicated Monday
- Niagara Gazette – Nik is back in town; monument unveiled in his honor
- Rochester TWC News – Nik Wallenda Honored With Monument In Niagara Falls