Saving Niagara Falls, One (Tightrope) Step At A Time

Niagara Falls has long been a magnet for daredevils, but strict laws have kept away tightrope walkers for more than a century. That’s expected to change Friday, when circus performer Nik Wallenda will walk on a two-inch thick wire above the waterfall. Officials in Niagara Falls, New York, hope the stunt can help revive tourism and the city’s economy.

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