NYPD: No NYC skyscraper stunt for Wallenda

7:54 PM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- New York's top police officer says Nik Wallenda's hope of tightrope walking between the city's most famous skyscrapers just isn't going to fly.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly was asked Monday about the possibility of Wallenda, a member of the famous "Flying Wallendas" circus family, walking a tightrope between the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.

The daredevil completed a walk over a gorge near the Grand Canyon on Sunday, walked over Niagara Falls a year ago, and was eyeing New York City for his next death-defying attempt.

Kelly said he thought any New York City stunt would be too dangerous, that thousands of people walking the streets underneath any tightrope could be at risk if there was a fall.

Associated Press

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