A large crowd at legendary New York Square moved to famed daredevil Nik Wallenda and sister Lijana as they made the nerve-racking 1300-foot crossing between 1 Times Square and 2 Times Square.
"That was my life longer than I was alive," Nik said at one point during the tightrope walk.
About 17 dramatic minutes later, the two met. Then Lijana sat down on the wire and Nik went over her. After a few tense moments when Lijana realized she had her rod wrong, they ended up at the other end from where they started.
For Nik it was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to pay tribute to his family performance at Madison Square Garden in 1928, he told ABC.
Nik said before the fact that he was worried about his sister, who had worked so hard to get back from her injuries two and a half years ago. Lijana was worried about her brother because he was worried about her.
Before the performance, Lijana said she was really nervous because it was so high.
"I understand that," she said. "I have this."