Grand Canyon Skywalk

March 18, 2010 by Post Team 

Grand Canyon SkywalkThe Grand Canyon Skywalk: located in Arizona is the tallest structure in the world to use the ground glass. It is near the Colorado River and is operated by the Indian tribe Hualapai. The Skywalk is a famous glass horseshoe-shaped, situated at 4,000 feet (1219m) above the ground. The technology of ground glass is also used by tall structures like the Empire State Building, Gateway Arch, the Sears Tower and Petronas Towers.

Here is a description of their website:

Grand Canyon Skywalk 1“This amazing ability to bear weight and the forces of nature should be about 2 inches the Skywalk as a frame of thick steel, which is designed specifically for Flex in the heat, cold and wind. This framework is anchored in the Grand Canyon casens and micro piles measuring 46 feet deep in the bed of solid rock. Especially the fact glass German, which is the platform for our guests the experience of walking also plays an important role in the durability and beauty of Skywalk. Each of 46 panels that form the road is constructed of 5-layers of glass bonded together and laminated, weighing 1,200 pounds each, and making the crystal incredibly strong while still providing a crystal-clear vision the canyon below.

The admission fee for the Skywalk is $ 29.95, and you can stay as long as you want, but personal items such as cameras and cell phones are not allowed inside.

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