Are you ready? In just under a week and a half, Nik Wallenda will head to the “Windy City” of Chicago to perform what will surely be his most challenging tightrope walk yet. The thrilling event titled Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda will air globally in more than 220 countries on the Discovery Channel, beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on Sunday, November 2. For the first half of a two-part walk, Nik will cross more than two city blocks uphill at a 15-degree angle, making it the steepest walk he’s ever attempted and the highest skyscraper crossing in the history of the famed Wallenda family. And if that isn’t nerve-wracking enough, Nik will walk the second half of the tightrope crossing blindfolded.
To bring audience members from around the world closer to Nik and all the heart-pounding action, Discovery Channel has launched SkyscraperLive.com, a comprehensive digital destination available in 60 countries and 14 languages.
Beginning on November 2 at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT on SkyscraperLive.com, viewers can:
- Tune into Wired In, a live, digital experience hosted by Chris Jacobs, who will bring viewers behind-the-scenes updates from Chicago, keeping his eyes and ears on social conversations around the world from fans anticipating and watching Nik’s epic walk;
- Check out a real-time EKG of Twitter activity mapping the global conversation about the walk online;
- Follow along on Twitter as three Vine photojournalists – “Twitnesses” – take over @SkyscraperLive to provide live updates from Chicago.
Prior to the event, viewers will have unprecedented access to Wallenda as he prepares for his most thrilling walk yet on SkyscraperLive.com. On the site, viewers can:
- Watch the Road to Skyscraper video series, where viewers can learn more about Nik, the famed Wallenda family, the training process and the production itself;
- Take the Walk with a 360-degree virtual walk featuring dizzying views of Wallenda’s wire experience, complete with a guided audio tour from Wallenda himself;
- Explore a cutting-edge 3D interactive where they can spin around buildings in an incredible, aerial tour of downtown Chicago.