Glass Bottomed Skywalk Over the Grand Canyon

Glass bottomed walkway over the Grand Canyon - Glass bottomed walkway Over the Grand Canyon
@Polly1 (12651)
United States
March 10, 2007 4:50pm CST
Here is a picture of the new glass bottomed skywalk over the Grand Canyon. It extends over the west rim of the canyon about 70 ft. Its 4000 ft. over the canyon floor. Its designed to withstand winds of up to 100 mph. It has shock absorbers to keep it from wobbling as it is walked on. The cost to walk out on it is $25 a person. Would you go on it, I would the view has to be wonderful. To see and learn more about it go to the website http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/
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32 responses
11 Mar 07
You wouldn't catch me on it. It seems quite dangerous and I'm way, way, way bothered by heights and the design doesn't seem to reassure me at all. The view would be great, the drop? well that would be greater and It's not a good thing only being designed for 100mph winds. Safety and because I don't like heights No. View might be temping but I doubt it, Laugh out loud =) Kudos Polly1, ~Joey
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Oh come on Joey, I will hold your hand, you can do it. You wouldn't want people to think your a chicken would you. It would be scary, but if I had the opportunity I would just have to go out on it. I wouldn't want to be the first person to try it, haha.
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11 Mar 07
Lol! It's a nice offer polly1, Although I'm not bothered being a chicken when it comes to this sort of thing. I am a daredevil with most things but not heights. They concern me and I don't go in flats so this would be the same. A supporting hand or not. hehe =) ~Joey P.s The first person would be a very brave person...
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• Canada
11 Mar 07
I would absolutely LOVE to do this! When I first heard about this, I was a little skeptical. After all, it just seemed so far fetched to my mind. However, I kept hearing about it, and then people started saying oh yeah, they're constructing it right now, and and I'm like wow, they're really doing this! I had a look at the website and it looks fantastic. I'd love to be able to go there and do it - just to say I've done it, and to see what the view is like, it must be amazing! The Eagles sure are lucky, they get that view every single day. :)
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Yes the Eagles sure are lucky. I would love to go out on it too.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
The opening is on March 28th. I can't wait to see it. I've been to the Grand Canyon 2 times and I plan to go back again and again. The place is so amazing!
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Yes the Grand Canyon is truly amazing.
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
11 Mar 07
That's funny, my husband was just talking about that today. He would love to go. I'm scared of heights so I don't think I would go out on it. $25 seems a little extreme, but I guess they have to pay for the construction of it.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I agree $25 is alot for that, but the cost of making it was in the millions. It would be such a unique opportunity, the cost would be worth it.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Hey, Vicky I am going to check that out it seems interesting. I flew over the Grand Canyon that's the closest I got to the Grand Canyon. Ok, i will check it out and tell you how I like it.
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Marcie when we get rich, we will go out together and walk out on the walkway. How does that sound?
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Wow, That is so cool. I have been to the Grand Canyon. My husband and I never had a honeymoon when we got married 28 years ago so after our kids were raised and moved out. We went on vacation to the Grand Canyon and called it our honeymoon. LOL We spend 4 days and 4 night there and still never got to see everything. It was amazing. I wanted to go up on the helecopter ride but we didnt have the money. It so happened that the if we had went up when I wanted to, we may have been the ones who got killed when the helecopter crashed. That is when we were their, the year and exact time of the helecopter crash that killed 3 people (i think it was 3). Anyway, I am afraid of heights, so no, there is no way I would walk a glass bottome walkway over the Grand Canyon. It is amazing how large the Grand Canyon is. There were manytimes, I was afraid because we were so close to the edge. Beautiful site though. Absolutely beautiful
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I am not afraid of heights, but I would still be scared. But I would just have to try it, the view would be awesome. I was at the Grand Canyon too, walking up to the edge is a little scary. there are no rails, its just straight down. My son was around 14 when we went, he made me nervous around the edge. There was a crash also while we were there, also some people fell over the edge. It probably happens more than we know. Every American should see the Canyon, pictures just do not show the beauty of it.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I definitely would go on it as it has to be the most amazing view ever to be able to go out there and look at the Grand Canyon from a closer distance. I bet the view is amazing. If i saw the thing shaking, I would hesitate to go out there but it sounds like it will be very sturdy and built very well. Thank you for sharing this link and information. I was not aware that this skywalk was being built.
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I would go out on it too, I have been to the Grand Canyon before and the view is amazing. This walkway would even make it more amazing.
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@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Wow it would be preety scary but at the same time it would be a wondurful experience. I am not sure I can go it or not. Actually I have to see the site before going on it. But I hope I would go for it if I visite Grand Canyon some time.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I agree with you, it would be scary but such an awesome experience.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
As wonderful as it looks, I don't think that I would be able o do it. I am bothered by heights on ferris wheels and roller coasters so I don't think I could handle it. I know my husband would love to do it though, I saved the link to show him when he gets home tonight.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I would love o go out on it, I don't know if I could actually do it though. I am not afraid of heights, but this is kind of extreme.
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
13 Mar 07
i have seen this on the news and NO WAY would you catch me out on that thing. I do not care how safe it is, but unless you got a rope tied around me that will prove to keep me from plunging down that cliff there is no way that i would walk out there.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I would hope I was brave enough to walk ou there, the view has to be terrific. The rope idea is a good one, LOL.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Oh my, I get vertigo just THINKING about walking of something like that! I'm the kind of person who can't look down out of a window in a tall building without feeling like I'm going to pass out! I think it would be a great view, and I wouldn't be worried at all about the engineering of the platform, but I know I couldn't physically walk out there.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I know I want to go and see it, I am not sure if I could. I have been in the Empire State building and the Sears Tower, I had no problems with either of them. this is very different.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Is this open to the public yet? I got this is a mail several montha ago and went to the website then itself. I also told a friend about it recently because she recently moved to the Grand Canyon area. I hope it is open soon, I would love to go on it...or maybe I'll change my mind after looking at the glass bottom..lol!
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I think it opens up towards the end of the month.
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@tfedge (11)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I think this view of the Grand Canyon must be fantastic. I'd love to see it, but I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to do so. Rationally, I think this is a great idea, but deep down I can't help but wonder if this might not be a preview for the next "Jackass" movie. I went through elementary school nearby in Flagstaff, Arizona and have visited the Grand Canyon many times, but only once as an adult. I last went to celebrate my 50th birthday in combination with a trip to baseball's cactus league spring training. I loved the baseball, but the canyon was my favorite. I always feel like I've spent some quality time with Mother Nature when I've been there. Unfortunately, I've always had a bit of acrophobia, it's more under control now than when I was younger, but 4,000 feet. That's a lot. I suppose it shouldn't be any scarier than a 400 foot drop. If I fell I'd die just as throughly at 400 feet only sooner. Actually the extra 3,600 feet might be to my advantage should I fall as I'll have more time to pray as many rosaries, prayers, mantras and make as many deals with God as possible. I really do hope to go there. I applaud the Hualapai Nation to try and make money from something other than gambling. I hope this venture is successful and will lead to other attempts at similar projects. I think visiting the Grand Canyon Skywalk will be one of the great thrills in my life. I only hope I can summon up the courage to do so. I wonder if they serve cocktails first.
@patootie (3593)
11 Mar 07
That would be great .. I'd want to lie face down and just spend 30 minutes looking below me .. and I suppose it isn't that expensive when you think about it ..
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I agree with you, $25 for the experience is really not that much. Its not something you do everyday.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I would like to go on it. That would be fun to go on. Now what would be even better is if they make one like that you can drive on. Maybe over the whole thing would be great. I would like to do that even more.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Good idea, a bridge over the canyon. Oh my that would be something.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I had never heard about this bridge until now. That's amazing. The Grand Canyon in itself is amazing, but that would be an awesome way to look at it from a different perspective.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I agree it would be an awesome way to see the canyon.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I have been watching this project from the beginning, and it is amazing! I plan on visiting an old friend in Albuquerque this year, and I'm definitely going to try and talk her into taking a weekend to drive up ther and check it out!
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I hope you get to go, it will be fantastic.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
that looks so cool! i've always wanted to go to the grand canyon! my grandparents went there on vacation once, and they loved it. now i have a really good reason to go; i think i'm going to go this summer!
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I hope you do get to go, let us know how the view is.
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Sure I'd go on it! on my hands and knees...*lol* I'm so terrified of heights and I'd also be whimpering and crying the whole 2.5 seconds being on that thing. You should see me on the top rungs of a ladder...you'd think I was raised underground.
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I bet alot of folks will be on their hands and knees crawling, for some reason that seems safer. But the view and experience would be worth looking like a nut. LOL
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@suscan (1959)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Heights bohter me to a certain extent,but I would have to try this. Imagine the beauty of the view. It was a very interesting site,the video of how they built it to withstand all the pressures .
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@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
11 Mar 07
The site is very interesting, I spent some time on it just looking. It amazing how they put everything together.
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