Grand canyon skywalk! 8 replies

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Marine Sniper15

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#1 13 years ago
skywalk1.jpg Grand Canyon Skywalk Scheduled to open January 1, 2006 Hualapai Indian Reservation * Juts out about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above the Colorado River *Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (How comfortable would YOU be?) * Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams and includes dampeners that minimize the structure's vibration * Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph * Has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

This will be so awesome when they are done with this skywalk. A little scary too. i bet that it will be a good view being 4000 feet above the Colorado River.




Gauntlet

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#2 13 years ago

omg...did I ever tell you that I'm a little scared of EXTREME heights?!

No fucking way that I would have managed to walk out all the way on that skywalk...maybe the first meter or so, but no more...

Got any pics of the project?




Memorex

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#3 13 years ago

Srry, I pass. I don't like heights either, lol. It's cool though. Any idea when the project is done?

EDIT: Ok.. NVM, Scheduled to open January 1, 2006




Tony883

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#4 13 years ago
* Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph

Thats like.. four whole americans! but seriously.. that'd be fucking scary walking over it. I feel sorry for the builders :uhm:




Pb2Au

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#5 13 years ago

That would be AWESOME. Don't any of you guys love to feel just a little fear every once in a while? I would love to walk on that. GC Skywalk ftw!




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#6 13 years ago

Hmm an intresting concept I supose, add some transparant parts in the bottom of th structure and you have your perfect structure to scare any person away that is afraid of heights.

I myself probably would prefer to just walk around and be in "touch" with my surroundings rather then walking in a shielded enviroment though. The closer you are the better IMO (depends on what we are talking about ofcourse, some things might just be too dangerous :p ).




Pb2Au

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#7 13 years ago

Wait, I thought it was open-air, like more of a bridge, just with a glass floor and maybe 5 ft. sides. Is this thing more like a tunnel? That would make it a lot worse...




Yannick

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#8 13 years ago

That'd be awesome! 'Course I'd wait a bit before going... just incase it's not as solid as they first thought ;)

I'd love to do something like that though... walk out above the Grand Canyon with what appears to be nothing beneath me.




Deimos

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#9 13 years ago

That's neat, but I wouldn't want to be the first person to walk on it. Engineers some times do sloppy jobs.

And the sides are glass? I guess it could be fun after all. :p