Magician, David Blaine has surrounded himself with one million volts of electricity.
He created a spectacle of the event, wearing chainmail and attaching himself above a high voltage Tesla coil.
Blaine then shot purple arcs of lightening out of his hands to the tune of music.
Blaine will stand on the 20-foot-high platform for 73 hours without food amid an artificial lightning storm crackling between low-current, million-volt Tesla coils.
Blaine was grateful to the crowd in attendance for supporting his bizarre stunt.
Some onlookers told Reuters they thought the event was stunning, but still voiced their skepticism of how dangerous the volts are: 'I don't know if he's really feeling something or if it's like those volts that you can touch and nothing happenings.'
Others were not so sure he will actually be able to handle the long term effects of being exposed to so many volts.
'I think it's insane because they said it's a million volts, nobody could take that, nobody could take like more than 300 volts, people going to die right away, seriously,' said Archie Plopimio.
Stuart Weiss, Blaine's doctor, said the main risks of the stunt include exposure to the ozone and nitrous oxides, which humans should not inhale in large quantities.
A ventilation system will ensure Blaine has breathable air and a special visor in his helmet will protect his eyes from the ultraviolet radiation.