A Nik Wallenda statue proposed by Niagara Falls mayor
The mayor of Niagara Falls would like to see a sculpture of Nik Wallenda be installed at Table Rock to commemorate the daredevil's wirewalk across the Falls.
Jim Diodati says an event as important as the wirewalk deserves to be commemorated with a bronze sculpture to mark the point where Wallenda stepped off the wire.
Diodati believes a statue would keep the momentum of the stunt going. He envisions people posing with the sculpture and posting the pics on social media, keeping Niagara Falls in the mainstream for years to come.
The Niagara Parks Commission hasn't dismissed the idea but says plans are already in the works to honour Wallenda, including installing a plaque near Table Rock.
Wallenda is expected back in the Falls in a few weeks to take part in a reception with some local business owners who helped contribute to his cause. Prior to the walk, Wallenda had criticized local business for not chipping in but instead capitalizing on his name for their own gain.
Diodati managed to broker a deal that saw about $200,000 contributed by the local Business Improvement Area boards in order to make the stunt happen.