Afraid of Heights?

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I just read that the Grand Canyon Glass bridge project has opened to the public. This is insane! The glass bridge is over 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon and Colorado river. Check out the artist rendering of what it will look like when it is complete from 2005 (i couln’t find any good pictures of it). The walk is being built by the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation on the Hualapai Indian Reservation on the south rim of the canyon. You can visit this place by driving a few miles (120) from Las Vegas. Personally, I would rather be playing blackjack…but if I am in the area…I’d check it out from the parking lot.

This absolutely amazes me. A couple of years ago when I was in Toronto, I did the tourist thing and paid $20 to go to the top of the CN Tower which is 1,815 feet to the top. It gives a great view of the local airport and all of Toronto and also has a glass floor for those of you that are daring enough to walk over it just to look down. Now, I am afraid of heights, but have control of that fear in most day-to-day situations. Walking over a glass floor at this height? Well, I don’t really consider my fear of this a failure in my day to day application of mind over matter.

Even looking at these pictures reminds me of the butterflies that were doing fly by’s of my entire body the entire time I was at the top. The only advantage I can see the Grand Canyon Glass Floor Bridge having is that there really isn’t anything around to put your height into perspective. Still, for those of you that like stuff like this, you are all insane.

“Hey look ma, I am 4,000 feet up, and I paid to be here! Wahooooo”

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  1. Sky bridge… yeah, saw that on TV tonight :)

    Glad you made it to the top of the CN Tower, I was 9 and chickened out at the thought of a glass floor!

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