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Nik Wallenda to walk atop 400-foot-tall spinning Orlando Eye

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The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel in Florida that is slated to open next month. WESH-TV photo The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel in Florida that is slated to open next month. WESH-TV photo
Famous daredevil Nik Wallenda announced Monday that his next stunt will be walking on the spinning Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel in Florida that is slated to open next month.

"It's extremely unique," Wallenda said of the April 29 act.

"My whole life is about facing death in the eyes," the seventh-generation aerialist said at a press conference. "Do I think of death? Often."

He said he will take a passenger capsule to the top of the structure and will walk on the outer rim as it spins — without a safety harness or a balancing pole. 

Wallenda said he has not determined how long he will walk, though it would take about 20 minutes for the wheel to make a full revolution.

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