Nik And Lijana Wallenda Make History, Walk Across Times Square Tightrope 25 Stories In The Air

The Flying Wallendas became the first to cross New York’s Times Square on a tightrope 25 stories up Sunday night.

Nik and Lijana Wallenda were watched by thousands as they met in the middle of the rope, with Nik actually climbing over his sister around 18 minutes into the highwire stunt.

The duo seemed in good spirits through the whole thing, with Nik being heard saying: “This has been my life, longer than I’ve been alive.”

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana (unseen) over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana (unseen) over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Lijana also sang biblical hymns, constantly telling herself she could do it after nailing the run-through 25 times in a row.

The crossing comes after Lijana was left seriously injured in 2017 after she and four others fell 30 feet from a tightrope during a rehearsal.

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The acrobat broke nearly every bone in her face during the accident.

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