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Wallenda walk getting local officials excited

by TSchmitt
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 09:40 am

Now that Canadian officials have given the OK to a tightrope walk over Niagara Falls, officials in the Cataract City are preparing for they think might be a game-changing event.

Wire-walker Nik Wallenda spoke with the media on Thursday after getting the green light from the Niagara Parks Commission to pull off the stunt.

Falls mayor Paul Dyster says this might be the tipping point for those who've had the area has a possible summer destination.

John Percy of Niagara USA thinks the spectacle is just another way to get people thinking about the area.

Wallenda is planning to walk more than 1,800 feet over the falls on a two-inch round wire. He's not sure whether he'll travel from the U.S. to Canada or vice versa. And he said he'll wear a camera so viewers can see what he sees as he traverses the gorge ...


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