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    Is Hilton property site of 5,000-seat theatre?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Despite construction starting on one of the rumoured sites for the new 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. still hasn’t officially announced where it will be.

    Work has begun in the area behind the Hilton Fallsview Hotel off Stanley Avenue. The fenced-off section is within walking distance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, and satisfies one of the city’s requests that the venue be highly visible to the public.

    Hilton general manager Paul Ford did not respond to the Niagara Falls Review’s interview request about the nature of the construction.

    Asked about the location, OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti said construction on the site “is a Hilton-driven initiative on their parking structure.”

    ‘Prince of the Air’ conquers Niagara Falls tightrope in the first of EIGHTY-ONE skywalks 600ft in the air

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    From the Daily Mail (it includes some nice pictures):

    He is called ‘Prince of the Air’ and in the first of a planned 81 death-defying walks he truly lives up to his name.

    Wirewalker Jay Cochrane ticked the first walk off his long list as he treaded the two inch wire between the Skylon Tower and Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada.

    The 68-year-old was smiling as he arrived at the hotel after a 30 minute walk across the 1,300ft tightrope last night.

    For tightrope walker, a career high

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    From the Buffalo News:

    With workman-like precision, Jay Cochrane put one soft-soled shoe four inches in front of the other across 1,300 feet of wire some 581 feet above the ground to walk into the record books Friday.

    The acclaimed wire-walker made the 31-minute trek from the Skylon Tower to the Hilton Fallsview Hotel’s north tower, setting the North American record for the longest and highest skyscraper-to-skyscraper walk.

    Unlike Nik Wallenda, who captured the world’s attention June 15 by walking across Niagara Falls, Cochrane did not wear a tether.

    He will be repeating the feat nightly until Sept. 24.

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