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Photo in the News: Grand Canyon to Get Glass Bridge

Fear of heights? This is definitely no place for you.

The all-glass, balcony-like "Skywalk"--shown in an illustration released this week--will extend over the edge of the Grand Canyon, 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) above the Colorado River.

"The Skywalk will be an attraction unlike any other in the world," said Sheri Yellowhawk, CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. The company is building the bridge in the Hualapai Indian Reservation on the south rim of the canyon.

The Skywalk is scheduled to open to the public in January 2006 as part of a new resort on the reservation. The resort, known as Grand Canyon West, is to include a re-created Indian village and a restaurant perched on the edge of the canyon. Tourism is the reservation's biggest source of income.

Grand Canyon West will be on the western edge of Grand Canyon National Park, about 120 miles (about 200 kilometers) from Las Vegas. But perhaps not even the Las Vegas Strip's over-the-top attractions will be a match for this glass-bottom walkway over the world's biggest gorge.

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This was posted this a long, long time ago. But well after you joined (I'd know I guess because I joined after you. [:)])

I for one would still like to do it.
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RE: Photo in the News: Grand Canyon to Get Glass Bridge

Nice photoshop, but nearly impossible to build. It'd need more support on the botton.
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RE: Photo in the News: Grand Canyon to Get Glass Bridge

Um, FirstMB's shot was the original architectural painting, it's not even a photoshop. However, it is in fact quite real.

Here's the website: http://www.destinationgrandcanyon.com/skywalk.html

Originally scheduled to open in January '06 some design changes (supposedly not to the skywalk itself) have pushed back the opening until later this year. Here's more information: http://www.destinationgrandcanyon.com/pressrelease.html
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The entire Grand Canyon "thingy" is just a big hole in the ground and a complete waste of space. Why don't they just fill it in with dirt and build a theme park on top of it? The lines at Disneyland are already pretty long, so this idea might help alleviate some of the waiting around for Mickey.

If I wanted to visit a big hole and pay through the nose for the priviledge, I'd go to my ex-wife's house.

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^^^^^ Yeah, but you are the one that married her in the first place...[;)][:D]
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She was not quite as big of a hole then. Almost, but not quite. And of course I remain as charming and intelligent as ever.

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p.s. I had to edit this post because I misspelled intelligent
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^^^^ Too funny, Bruce. (And maybe a little too honest for the forum!! [:)])
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