Nik and Lijana Wallenda
They Did It!!!
Tightrope Walked 25 Stories Over Times Square
6/23/2019 7:16 PM PDT
It seemed impossible … but Nik and Lijana did it — they walked a quarter of a mile across Times Square, 25 stories up and balancing the entire way on a tightrope.
The view looking down was incredible, and it was broadcast live on ABC. Thousands watched as Nik and Lijana met in the middle and he actually CLIMBED OVER HER — around 18 minutes into the stunt.
It was especially daunting for Lijana, who broke almost every bone in her face after suffering a near-fatal fall a few years back.
She was more than confident Sunday night, having nailed the run-through 25 times in a row. Lijana sang biblical hymns and praised the Lord as she traversed the famous landmark, with neon lights glaring and the crowd roaring.
Nik and Lijana constantly talked with each other … he especially offering words of encouragement to his sister. Their dad was in the control room, and Nik and Lijana seemed to draw comfort from that.
By the way … the poles they held weigh 38 lbs!!!
It took just over 36 minutes … but it was historic, and did we say incredible?