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Above the Grand Canyon come to lie "Sky Track"

March 21 2007
07:00

In Arizona, has opened an unusual attraction "Sky Track" - a viewing platform with a transparent floor, built over the Grand Canyon. The facility is located at an altitude of 1200 meters, and its design strength is amazing.

According to the designers, a tunnel with a glass floor can withstand a load of 35 tons, wind gusts to 160 kilometers per hour, and earthquakes to 8 on the Richter scale. According to the project, enjoy views of the canyon will be at the same time 120 visitors. Admission to the "heavenly trail will cost about 25 dollars and is expected in the first year of the observation deck of its visit to 600000 people, and in subsequent years the number of visitors will increase to one million a year.

Expenses for the creation of "Heavenly trails, construction of which began in March 2004, amounted to 30 million dollars. The facility consists of two parts - the building and horseshoe-shaped tunnel with a glass bottom, which is issued at 20 meters above the Grand Canyon.

The opening attraction involved legendary American - astronaut Buzz Aldrin - the second man on the moon. Impressions of his walk down the hall with a glass-bottomed Aldrin described as "excellent". For the ordinary tourist observation deck will open March 28, 2007, reports AP.

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