Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on a high wire

Nik Wallenda

Nik Wallenda

Imagine crossing Times Square on a high wire between skyscrapers, 25 stories above the pavement.

Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana as they greet the crowd over Times Square in NY, U.S., June 23, 2019.

Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation acrobat, but this time, he's nervous.

The two crossed midway on their 36-minute walk, Lijana, 42, sitting down so Nik, 40, could step over her, before she got up and continued her way, cheered on by a crowd of thousands below.

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ABC reports that Nik and Lijana will start from opposite ends of the wire, cross in the middle of Times Square, and then continue to finish opposite of where they started.

Tonight's special will air from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

This is Lijana's first time joining her brother since her almost fatal accident in 2017, when she broke almost every bone in her face while attempting an eight-person pyramid stunt during a Circus Sarasota rehearsal.

In 1978, 73-year-old Karl Wallenda fell to his death from a high wire strung between two buildings in Puerto Rico. Lijana Wallenda's fall happened during an attempt to break a Guinness world record with an eight-person pyramid.

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