From the Associated Press (via WHAM 1180 in Rochester):
Wire walker Nik Wallenda says he’s looking at the U.S. side of Niagara Falls to put a semi-permanent entertainment center.
Wallenda made history in June when he became the first person to walk on a tightrope directly over the precipice of the falls.
He tells local media that the “circus-style” Wallenda family center could open as early as next summer.
Also covered by:
- WIVB CHannel 4 in Buffalo – Wallenda returns, wants to open museum
- Buffalo News – Wallenda favors Falls attraction on American side
I know I’m behind, but I still wanted to post some articles about Nik Wallenda and his attempts to get approval to walk on a wire over Niagara Falls.
The rest of the posts today and at least one tomorrow will be on his recent trip to Niagara Falls Ontario to present to the Niagara Parks Commission.
Wirewalker to make pitch on Falls crossing
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Nik Wallenda is used to wowing people. Now he hopes he’s able to wow the Niagara Parks Commission.
Wallenda will have his chance in two weeks to finally convince Niagara Parks commissioners his proposal to walk on a tightrope across the Horseshoe Falls between Canada and the United States is the work of an experienced and talented performer, not that of a thrill-seeking stuntman.
The Florida wire walker submitted his request online to speak before the commission, a request interim chairwoman Janice Thomson granted for the Nov. 16 meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Legends golf course.
“Separately, (Wallenda) sent me a letter with some of the details of how he would propose to do this walk,” said Thomson.
Nik Wallenda, the man who recently got approval from New York State legislators to walk across the Falls on a wire, was on the NBC Today Show a couple of days ago. it isn’t a long segment, but he talked about some of the walks he’s done, and his desire to walk over Niagara Falls. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video…