2005?Fear of heights? This is definitely no place for you.
balcony-like "Skywalk"--shown in an illustration released this
week--will extend over the edge of the Grand Canyon, 4,000 feet
(1,200 meters) above the Colorado River.
"The Skywalk will be
an attraction unlike any other in the world," said Sheri
Yellowhawk, CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. The
company is building the bridge in the Hualapai Indian Reservation
on the south rim of the canyon.
The Skywalk is
scheduled to open to the public in January 2006 as part of a new
resort on the reservation. The resort, known as Grand Canyon West,
is to include a re-created Indian village and a restaurant perched
on the edge of the canyon. Tourism is the reservation's biggest
source of income.
Grand Canyon West will
be on the western edge of Grand Canyon National Park, about 120
miles (about 200 kilometers) from Las Vegas. But perhaps not even
the Las Vegas Strip's over-the-top attractions will be a match for
this glass-bottom walkway over the world's biggest
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