Flying Wallendas to cross Times Square on a high wire
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine crossing Times Square on a high wire between skyscrapers, 25 stories above the pavement.
If all goes well, that will be reality Sunday for two siblings from the famed Flying Wallendas (vah-LEN’-dahs) circus family. Their latest daredevil stunt will be streamed live Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation acrobat, but this time, he’s nervous. His sister, Lijana (lee-WAH’-nah) Wallenda, plans to join him for the first time since her near-fatal accident in 2017, when she broke nearly every bone in her face.
The siblings will walk from opposite ends of the 1,300-foot wire (396-meter) suspended between the towers, crossing each other in the middle.
They’ll be wearing tethered safety harnesses required by the city in case they fall.