The "Skylon Tower Skywalk" began atop the 32-story, 364 feet (111m) Niagara Fallsview Casino, traversing a distance of 1,250 feet (381m), and finishing atop the Skylon Tower at a height of 520 feet (160m). Jay's performance was astounding, set to music as he talked to the crowd below, giving the spectators a first-hand experience of what it is like to be on the wire. Jay Cochrane completed the longest and highest skywalk ever performed outside of China. He would surpass this walk with Skywalk 2012, but for seven years this skywalk had the distinction of the highest and longest skywalk in North American history.
Beginning June 17, 2005, with Niagara Falls as the backdrop, Jay Cochrane skywalked 650-feet, 400 feet above the ground, twice daily between the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and the Hilton Hotel. During the eleven week engagement, Jay skywalked over 15 miles on the cable between the two structures.
To honor the TENTH anniversary of "The Summer of Skywalks, 2005" at JayCochrane.com, we are offering a selection of Collectible prints with a protion of the proceeds going to Jay's favorite Niagara Falls charity, Tender Wishes.
View the selection by clicking here and choose from prints of the daily skywalk, or the penultimate "Skylon Tower Skywalk" performed on July 30, 2005, which set the North American record for Bulding-to-Building skywalk with a distance of 1,250 feet. "Skywalk 2012" by Jay Cochrane increased Jay's hold on this record with an additional 50 feet in distance.