PHOTOS: Tightrope walker traverses 32-story towers in Fort Myers

Video from NBC-2

— Seventh-generation tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda, 31, successfully traversed a 5/8-inch wire between the 32-story towers of High Point Place in downtown Fort Myers on Friday. The stunt was a promotion of the Circus Sarasota’s presence at the Gulf Coast Town Center through Sunday, March 28.

Wallenda, from the famous Flying Wallendas circus family was joined by his mother, Delilah Wallenda, nearly 400 feet in the air. After Nik’s initial crossing, the pair crossed the gap together for the second and third time. At one point, Delilah Walenda sat in the center of the rope as her son stepped over her.

In the streets below the daredevil act, several hundred people gathered to watch the tightrope walkers from the courtyard of residential buildings, businesses and the surrounding street corners.

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