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10/24/2005 01:12:08 PM · #1
Here's a new photo opportunity coming our way soon.

Way Up!

The Best View

Message edited by author 2005-10-24 13:13:29.
10/24/2005 01:14:05 PM · #2
umm, that makes me sick to my stomach just looking at the rendering. ::shudder::
10/24/2005 01:15:07 PM · #3
aaah! freaking glass floor! that makes me twitch.
10/24/2005 01:21:08 PM · #4
I've never been to the Grand Canyon but if I went and that was there I'd HAVE to go on it. I am a little afraid of heights but I would not be able to pass that up.
10/24/2005 01:21:39 PM · #5
awesome! i'd so walk on that. reminds me of the glass floor here in toronto on our CN tower.. you can stand on it, and look down about.. i dunno... 2,000 feet or something like that.

tried to post a pic.. gave up.



Message edited by author 2005-10-24 13:26:24.
10/24/2005 01:22:25 PM · #6
uuuummmm hhhhhhmmmmmmmm nope dont thnk so
10/24/2005 01:26:16 PM · #7
Are you kidding? What kind of photographers are you anyway? A man or a mouse???!! :) hehe...I figure I'm in a lot more danger in my car than I would be on that thing. Probably take a few minutes to relax and enjoy, but I think it would be just awesome!!!
10/24/2005 01:27:00 PM · #8
Originally posted by jpochard:

Are you kidding? What kind of photographers are you anyway? A man or a mouse???!! :) hehe...I figure I'm in a lot more danger in my car than I would be on that thing. Probably take a few minutes to relax and enjoy, but I think it would be just awesome!!!


i agree i dont like heights but would be on that in a second
10/24/2005 01:31:15 PM · #9
LOL! I'm twitching too. I don't think I'd allow anyone in my family on that. It just doesn't look right without any supports. Imagine all the stress concentrated on the flats of the walkway where it leaves the building! I think those architects skipped their engineering statics and dynamics course.

Yikes!

10/24/2005 01:31:16 PM · #10
Wow. Its scheduled to open January 1st. Can't wait to go! :)
10/24/2005 01:32:17 PM · #11
The stats on it are pretty impressive....built to withstand a lot. I'd be there no problem...but maybe not the first person on it!
10/24/2005 01:39:04 PM · #12
Originally posted by jpochard:

The stats on it are pretty impressive....built to withstand a lot. I'd be there no problem...but maybe not the first person on it!

It's not being first on it which is the problem, it's being on it when there's 200 other people and kids running around.

Personally, I'd design in more redundancy, like some suspension cables -- there's not that much to look at upwards there.

And how are they going to keep that floor clean enough to see through -- can I get the fuzzy-slipper concession?
10/24/2005 01:40:28 PM · #13
You could get everyone to jump up and down at the same time to really test it.
10/24/2005 01:41:24 PM · #14
Hopefully there will be some holes in the floor and walls - the distortion from 4 inches of glass will be difficult to eliminate otherwise.
10/24/2005 01:41:27 PM · #15
wow. i like it. but better wait for others to go on first. :)
10/24/2005 01:56:14 PM · #16
A lesson in structural design learned the wrong way.
10/24/2005 02:01:35 PM · #17
Originally posted by jhonan:

You could get everyone to jump up and down at the same time to really test it.

Let's hope that the increasing regimentation and demand for discipline in the schools doesn't inspire someone to make the kids walk in step ...
10/24/2005 02:10:14 PM · #18
I think that the real photo-op here would be to stand some 300 ft on the side, and take pics of it while the first people try walking on it...
10/24/2005 02:13:38 PM · #19
I am surprised that no-one has made the obvious comment. Who allowed them to deface a natural wonder. Next there will be rows of condos all along the canyon.

Cheers
Tony

10/24/2005 02:14:16 PM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:

And how are they going to keep that floor clean enough to see through -- can I get the fuzzy-slipper concession?


You can have the fuzzy slipper concession... I want the rights to the Margaretta stand, which many people will visit before attempting this walk!
10/24/2005 02:14:36 PM · #21
Originally posted by tonyv:

I am surprised that no-one has made the obvious comment. Who allowed them to deface a natural wonder. Next there will be rows of condos all along the canyon.


Prolly because this is all fake. Just having fun with it...
10/24/2005 02:20:14 PM · #22
Originally posted by srdanz:

Prolly because this is all fake. Just having fun with it...


Well, if it's fake, they've certainly fooled plenty of people, including USA Today.
10/24/2005 02:20:33 PM · #23
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

A lesson in structural design learned the wrong way.


That's exactly what I thought of when I saw this. I was only three years old here in KC when that happened, and I STILL remember that. ALmost the same as Challenger and 9/11 for me.
10/24/2005 02:26:57 PM · #24
Originally posted by alansfreed:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

And how are they going to keep that floor clean enough to see through -- can I get the fuzzy-slipper concession?


You can have the fuzzy slipper concession... I want the rights to the Margaretta stand, which many people will visit before attempting this walk!

Seems like they'd want Dramamine beforehand, and a shot of whiskey after ...

Does anyone know if they've built a (secret) "observation station" a couple of levels below? Ugh, I just had a vision of photographers on the canyon floor, with tripods and those three-foot long white lenses ... pointing straight up : (

Now, let's talk about chewing gum ....
10/24/2005 02:33:06 PM · #25
$25 just to walk around it? Pretty expensive 10 minute walk.
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