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January 1, 2013

TOP 10: The unforgettable journey of Nik Wallenda (No. 1)


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Roger Trevino, the vice president of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, who first walked up to the daredevil at a convention in Florida and asked him about coming to Niagara Falls, said recently that the falls crossing did not disappoint and pointed out evidence of its longevity in the New York Times selection of a photo of Wallenda crossing the falls as one of the paper’s top photos of 2012.  

“All our expectations were met in terms of the recognition that it reignited for Niagara Falls,” said Trevino, adding, “It’s one of the events that just keeps on giving, which is exactly what we wanted.”

When asked about whether he was one of the developers meeting with Wallenda to discuss if the NFR-owned 140 acres in the heart of the city could be a potential site for Wallenda’s permanent tourist attraction, Trevino decline to comment, noting “we don’t talk about potential negotiations or opportunities in the press.” 

“We’ll see what happens,” Trevino added. “We’re very optimistic that there will be a number of opportunities that will be coming out of this.”

Contact Features Editor Michele DeLuca at 282-2311, ext. 2263.



The Gazette is counted down its top 10 stories of the year through New Year's Day. The list: n 10: Tumultuous year for Falls air base n 9: Airport takes hit with Direct Air shutdown n 8: Lewiston Road's rough ride to repair n 7: Culinary institute opens in downtown Niagara Falls n 6: Gruesome mysterious death stuns Falls n 5: Child murder shocks the community n 4: Change is afloat for the Maid of the Mist n 3: Falls struggles in absence of casino cash n 2: SPCA of Niagara reborn after scandal n 1: Nik Wallenda wire-walks over the falls


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