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Wallenda To Walk The Wire Over Baltimore's Inner Harbor

As a warmup to his Niagara Falls tightrope walk, Sarasota's Nik Wallenda will walk the wire over Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Usually when a Wire and Baltimore are mentioned in the same breath, you think of a semi-fictional underground television series, but Sarasota's Nik Wallenda's walk over Charm City's Inner Harbor is real.

Wallenda plans to walk across the Inner Harbor on Wednesday as a tune-up for his , The Baltimore Sun reports. The event is to coincide with a Ripley's Believe or Not Odditorium slated to open at the Inner Harbor's Harborplace, the paper reports.

The walk will be 300 feet long and 90 feet high, while his great-grandfather Karl Wallenda walked over the Inner Harbor in 1973 over 600 feet of wire 30 feet high, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Wallenda told The Baltimore Sun his Inner Harbor walk is a way to honor his great-grandfather:

"I've recreated many of his walks and this is just another one I can do to pay homage to him," Nik Wallenda said Tuesday.

Though Wednesday's walk is somewhat of a tune-up, it's child's play to what he will face over the Niagara Falls. That walk is 220 feet in the air and 1,800 feet long. 

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