Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Camera was mounted to the end of Nik Wallenda's balance pole during his Sarasota wire walk on Jan. 29, 2013.
What does Sarasota look like if you're dangling by your neck 200 feet in the sky along side Nik Wallenda? A bit dizzying and terrifying. Lucas Colavecchio of Sarasota HuB released footage and posted on YouTube of Wallenda's Tuesday walk atop a wire in Sarasota giving a rare vantage point of the city. Colavecchio along with James Herrholz also produced a second package of a bird's eye view of Wallenda's walk, which you can also view above. Related Nik Wallenda Coverage:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nik Wallenda performed a 600 feet walk 200 feet above U.S. 41 earlier Tuesday morning.
Nik Wallenda, a Sarasota resident known for his fantastic feats of wire walking, performed a 600 feet walk 200 feet above U.S. 41 Tuesday morning. "I truly love this city and anything I can do to shine an international spotlight and attract more visitors, I'm more than willing to do," Wallenda said. From 200 feet up, Wallenda got a great view of downtown Sarasota. "It looks amazing. Just as amazing as it does down here. It's a beautiful city," Wallenda said. Watch our video to see more Wallenda's promotional walk for Circus Sarasota. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Related Nik Wallenda Coverage:
Nik Wallenda crossed U.S. 41 in Sarasota 200 feet in the sky on a wire to help promote his Circus Sarasota show.
He made it. Nik Wallenda successfully crossed U.S. 41 in Sarasota 200 feet above the ground Tuesday morning on a wire, providing a postcard view of the Circus City. Though most viewers either viewed it from the ground, their condo units or on TV, Sarasota on a wire looks beautiful as he stretched from the crane by the Unconditional Surrender statue going eastbound about 600 feet to a penthouse condo atop Marina Tower, Wallenda said. "It looks just as amazing as it does down here," Wallenda told Patch, about his walk that took less than 10 minutes to complete. "It's a beautiful city, and I want to buy that condo when I can afford it." About 10,000 to 12,000 people attended the walk, according to estimates from the Sarasota Police …
Wallenda's walk 200 feet above Sarasota's Bayfront Drive has just started. Here's a video from his first few steps across the wire.
Nik Wallenda's walk across U.S. 41 in downtown Sarasota has just begun, and we have footage of his first few steps across the wire. Stay tuned for more updates from Patch about Wallenda's walk.
King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda will cross U.S. 41 on 200 feet above on a high wire on Jan. 29, 2013.
Local ABC affilliate WWSB is live streaming Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Bayfront Drive (U.S. 41) in Sarasota, and a feed can be viewed above on Patch. If you're having video difficulties, ABC7 is also airing the walk live on TV. Find more of our Nik Wallenda coverage here: • Traffic Detours, Trolley Service Announced For Wallenda Walk • Sarasota OKs Nik Wallenda's Tightrope Walk Over U.S. 41 • Wallenda Requests Approval To Walk On Wire Over U.S. 41 • It's Nik Wallenda Day in Sarasota (VIDEO) • Sarasota Invited To Welcome Home Nik Wallenda • Late Night Shows Have Fun With Wallenda • Episode Recap: Nik Wallenda's 'Danger By Design' • 13 Million Watched Nik Wallenda Walk Over Niagara Falls • Nik Wallenda Crossed the Falls, as …
Sarasota's own daredevil Nik Wallenda will walk a wire 200 feet above Sarasota. Follow live coverage by Sarasota Patch.
Sarasota's own daredevil Nik Wallenda will walk a wire 200 feet above Sarasota. Follow live coverage by Sarasota Patch. The walk begins at 11 a.m., but coverage will go throughout the morning as the set-up takes place. The walk serves to promote Wallenda's Circus Sarasota show and for his Grand Canyon walk this summer. Follow love coverage via the Storify widget above, or view the feed on the Sarasota Patch Storify page.
Where should I park? Where's the best place for a view?
Today's the day for Nik Wallenda's walk on a wire along Sarasota's bayfront. Here are some key things to know before you go: 1. Arrive Early. Allow yourself some time to watch the preparation of the spectacle, make some friends and bring a beach chair if you can find some space. Much of the event area will be barricaded off. Road closures and detours are suppose to start as early as 10:30 a.m. eastbound to the bayfront from St. Armands, but congestion from the detours will begin at 9 a.m. Other roads will be closed at 10:45 a.m. 2. How long is the walk? Length-wise, it's 600 feet. As for time, it's a bit of perception and guess work. The walk itself though is relatively short, but the tense moments watching Wallenda carefully step across …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Nik Wallenda will have to gain approval from Florida Department of Transportation to walk on a wire over Tamiami Trail on Jan. 29.
The only major hoop Nik Wallenda will have to walk through to walk on a wire across U.S. 41 in Sarasota is to get the OK from the Florida Department of Transportation. The Sarasota City Commission approved 5-0 Wallenda's request to walk across U.S. 41 on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Now it's up to the Florida Department of Transportation to sign off, and it remains to be seen whether FDOT will require Wallenda to be tethered to the wire like he was over Niagara Falls. Commissioner Shannon Snyder requested that the city remove a tether requirement proposed by City Manager Tom Barwin. "Mr. Wallenda should be able to do this without a tether," Snyder said. "It's part of our history here." The commissioner also had high praise …
Nik Wallenda hopes to walk in Sarasota from the Marina Tower building toward the Unconditional Surrender statue on Jan. 29.
Sarasota officials will have to do their own balancing act Tuesday night to help expedite approval of a request by Nik Wallenda to cross U.S. 41 on a highwire. Wallenda will formally make the request in front of the City Commission during the evening session, begging at 6 p.m., at City Hall to gain city approval for the daredevil act that will feature a high wire 500-600 feet long. If approved, the projected stunt date is Tuesday, Jan. 29. Diagrams of the walk show the high wire running from Marina Tower on the corner of Cocoanut and Gulf Stream avenues, over Bayfront Drive, and ending near the Unconditional Surrender statue on Island Park Drive. Wallenda last crossed Sarasota on a tightrope in 2010 between the One Watergate condo …