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What's Next for Nik Wallenda after Chicago High-Rise Feat

Twenty-four hours after cheating death high above Chicago, Nik Wallenda is already looking toward his next feat.

During his stunt Wallenda said, "Wow, that's amazing, the roar of that crowd."

Wallenda made it across the Chicago River in 25-mile-an-hour winds Sunday night. Thousands cheered from the streets below. The live event on the Discovery Channel was watched by millions.

Wallenda said even with so many weeks of training, it was harder than he ever expected.

During the stunt, Wallenda said, “Unfortunately, I had planned on doing a selfie here, but I don't like this movement so I don't think I'm going to.”

Wallenda was walking blind-folded between the Marina Towers. Hundreds of people who live in the towers held parties on their balconies. You could even hear Nik asking for silence, “Nice and quite please, everybody, nice and quite. I've got to hear my dad. He's the one telling me my steps.”

Not everyone was thrilled by the televised spectacle. Wallenda was not wearing a safety harness as he had in the past.

Robert Thompson, Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, said, "When people do that kind of thing in public space they should be forced to do something to make sure that they don't die doing it."

Dismissing the critics, Wallenda says he's already planning the next stunt. He's going to recreate his great-grandfather's crossing of the Tallulah Gorge in Georgia, complete with headstands.

"You guys watching think I'm crazy, but this is what I was made for," said Wallenda as he completed his walk.

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