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So you think you've got nerves of steel; think you could handle this?

New Grand Canyon Sky walk

* Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 - Hualapai Indian Reservation

* Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above the Colorado

River

* Will accommodate 120 people comfortably

* 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

* The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

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The Grand Canyon has got to be the most wonderous place I have ever seen or been to. It is absolutely incredible.

If you haven't ever been there, let me tell you that it will take your breath away. It is truly an amzing place, and it's one lf those places that you will never tire of going to see.

Someday, I wanna take a backpacking trip to the bottom. I have always wanted to do that, but something or other always interfered.

But I never tire of seeing the canyon. It is truly a wonder.

Pictures and TV do it no justice at all.

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Sounds like fun. Can you handle this?

A ten metre long slide at 28 km/h before being stopped by magnets?

Over the side of a 210m high building?

That sounds like even more fun....

If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving.

It's something else I want to do.

That structure in the picture (the sketch) looks very small for 120 people BTW.

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On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the stucture passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).

Is that right? :o

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How come there are no railings in that drawing ? that certainly wouldnt be a place you would wanna play around on

If you look closer, the sides are some kind of safety glass.

I was looking at that too, i mean what if it gets windy, (i'm not sure) Will it be stable?.. Although i am sure that the designers have thought about hazards/safetey

Edit:

I don't want to imitate coyote from road runner, meep meep :P

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:thumbsup:

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So you think you've got nerves of steel; think you could handle this?

New Grand Canyon Sky walk

      * Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 - Hualapai Indian Reservation

      * Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above the Colorado

River

      * Will accommodate 120 people comfortably

      * 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

      * The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

grandcanyon.jpg

Ok, umm......it can hold 72 MILLION POUNDS???? How is that even possible?

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I went there once, back in 2001. I always wonder though, tourists are always shown (as I did) gazing at the canyon from above right? Is it possible to go down into the canyon and do a little hiking on the bottom? Must be pretty intense!

Out.

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You can indeed backpack to the bottom of the canyon. You can also river raft through it on the Colorado.

I did a nine day trip doing that. If you think it's awe inspiring from the top, go the to the bottom and look up.

If you aren't experienced at backpacking, there are other easier routes to go, including mule trips. It's roughly nine miles down as I recall, and the heat can be really bad. So hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

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You can indeed backpack to the bottom of the canyon. You can also river raft through it on the Colorado.

I did a nine day trip doing that. If you think it's awe inspiring from the top, go the to the bottom and look up.

If you aren't experienced at backpacking, there are other easier routes to go, including mule trips. It's roughly nine miles down as I recall, and the heat can be really bad. So hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Rafting. Now that is one thing I have not done at the Grand Canyon. Sounds like too much fun.

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