Grand Canyon Skywalk
If peering down into the canyon's abyss is not enough, try bungee-jumping towards it. If you won't set a new world record, try free-falling down into the endless pit. Bottom line, the Grand Canyon is the best venue to show off what brave men have that scaredy-cats don't.
Hail to those who can read people's thoughts. Finally, guests can now say goodbye to endless worries about peering too far out from the top of the canyon. The proposed Grand Canyon Skywalk will give the park visitors a better view of the canyon's majesty and the horrifying drop below it.
Actually, it's not really as scary as it sounds. In fact, the Grand Canyon Skywalk makes viewing a lot safer than it used to be. Said to be built as an extension over the canyon's South Rim, the Grand Canyon Skywalk will float about 3,800 feet over the Colorado River. Around 120 people can take a stroll along the 80-yard semicircular platform, bordered by Plexiglass which provides an amazing view of the distant floor below.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk utilizes tons of steel and makes use of dampeners in order to lessen the occurrence of vibration. It is designed to withstand earthquakes of up to 8.0 in intensity and winds beyond 100 mph from 8 various directions, and can hold up as much as 72 million pounds of weight.
The ongoing Grand Canyon Skywalk project is building a U-shaped walkway, extending about 70 feet beyond the South Rim's edge. This all-glass structure is being sturdily propped on steel beams. In addition to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the proposal includes a visitor center as venue for meetings, as well as a café that seats guests at an outdoor patio.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is certainly not for those with acrophobia, but is definitely something worth experiencing while visiting the park. With the latest addition to the other activities of the park, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is definitely tops in enhancing every guest's experience.
A trip to the Grand Canyon is not only for those who are fit and who are unafraid of heights. With the park's amazing views, one won't have the time to worry about how far the canyon's floor can be. All you will ever have time for is shooting rolls after rolls of film, not quite capturing every scene's outstanding beauty. As for the Grand Canyon Skywalk, no land, sea, or air tour can quite compare to the thrilling experience that only a glass-bottom, suspended walkway can offer.