Taken from the National Geographic website:
August 26, 2005
Fear of heights?
This is definitely no place for you.
The all-glass, 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