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06/24/2013 10:13 am ET

Nik Wallenda In NYC: Daredevil Hopes To Walk Wire Between Empire State, Chrysler Buildings

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Fresh off an impressive tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon Sunday, which he completed without a safety harness, aerialist Nik Wallenda is already eyeing his next conquest: New York City.

The daredevil told reporters he hopes to walk a wire between the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in Manhattan.

As The New York Post reports, it's unclear whether Wallenda has yet sought the city's permission for the stunt, which would involve Wallenda balancing himself above the city for 9,000 feet, roughly three times the distance of his Grand Canyon feat.

The 34-year-old daredevil is a seventh generation high-wire artist and is a part of the "Flying Wallendas" family.

After his death-defying walk on Sunday, Wallenda said, "It was a dream come true. This is what my family has done for 200 years, so it's part of my legacy."

In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit famously tightroped between the Twin Towers, an event which was captured in the Oscar-winning documentary "Man on Wire."

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