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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Next Glass Walkway?

First in the recent trend of glass walkways came the Grand Canyon Skywalk (2007):

[Photo from Grand Canyon National Park]

Then The Ledge at Willis Tower's Skydeck (2009):

[Photo from Skydeck website]

And this year came the Eiffel Tower:

[Photo from Tour Eiffel]

And the Tower Bridge:

[Photo from Tower Bridge Exhibition]

So what will be the next trendy, vertigo-inducing glass walkway attraction?

A logical site would be the Gateway Arch in St. Louis:

[Background image from Together We Roam]

But why not an Amazon warehouse?

[Background photo from Newsweek]

Or even the Oval Office?

[Background photo from White House Museum]

What would you want to see from above through a glass walkway?


  1. Hmm...probably a football stadium during an important match..or any match for that matter!!!

  2. The Pyramid in Memphis, TN is getting a glass-floor balcony added onto the South and West facades… but I imagine it will be a bit difficult to look down during the day when the sunlight is reflecting off the stainless steel skin.

    Also, the St. Louis Science Museum has a walkway over I-64 with a glass-floor area from which you can shoot a radar-gun at passing cars to check their speed. I like your Jefferson Memorial suggestion a lot.


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