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Grand Canyon Skywalk: All Glass, 4,000 Feet Above the Canyon

— January 1, 2006 — World
If your Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Vegas isn't thrilling enough, you may want to check out the GC from a glass skywalk that towers more than 40,000 feet above the canyon. We need more of these.

In short, the bridge will become a tourist magnet for all those that want a better view and an adrenaline rush at the same time. It was constructed by anchoring to 4 parts of the mountain with 88 steel rods and can support 34,000 tons of wight and a magnitude-7 quake... so it should be there for a while.
Trend Themes
1. Glass Skywalks - Opportunity for innovation in the construction of high-altitude transparent structures for tourism purposes.
2. Helicopter Tourism - Opportunity for innovation in enhancing the thrill and experience of helicopter tours through new destinations and attractions such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
3. Seismic-resistant Structures - Opportunity for innovation in designing structures that can withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Industry Implications
1. Tourism - The Grand Canyon Skywalk presents an opportunity for the tourism industry to create new and exciting attractions for tourists seeking adventure and unique experiences.
2. Architecture and Construction - The construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk presents an opportunity for architecture and construction firms to design and build innovative and unique structures in high-altitude and other challenging environments.
3. Natural Disaster Prevention and Preparedness - The design of the Grand Canyon Skywalk's seismic-resistant structure presents an opportunity for the natural disaster prevention and preparedness industry to develop new and more advanced solutions for protecting buildings and infrastructure against earthquakes.
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