Marina City residents reminded to watch their step during Wallenda’s walk

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Hard to imagine more fun: You’re hanging out on your Marina City balcony and here comes Nik Wallenda on his high wire — so close you feel like you could hand him a hotdog or yell, “Yo, Nik, your shoelaces are undone!”

Better not.

Marina City towers management is warning residents it won’t tolerate any shenanigans on Nov. 2, the day the famed high-wire walker is planning to walk between the west tower and the Leo Burnett building. Wallenda is then set to step blindfolded between the east and west Marina City towers.

Among the banned activities: “No fireworks, yelling, loud music or other loud disturbing sounds; no use of drones; no grilling during the event.”

The Oct. 16 letter to owners and residents warns in red uppercase letters: “ANY VIOLATIONS WILL BE DEALT WITH SEVERELY.”

The letter doesn’t specify what that means.

“I’m sorry I cannot answer any questions, but we do appreciate your call,” said a man who answered the phone at the building’s condo association Thursday.

From the letter, it’s clear the Marina City folks don’t want any bad press: “We are all very excited to be a part of this historic event. Marina City will be on the world stage and we want to make a favorable impression, ensure your safety and that of Nik Wallenda and his crew.”

So go ahead and enjoy yourself. Take lots of pictures. But remember that flash bulbs are prohibited on the balconies.

And: “No leaning over the railing to ‘catch a view.’”

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