Thursday, October 18, 2007

Grand Canyon Skywalk Shocks Sightseers

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new gravity- defying Grand Canyon attraction is taking your sightseeing to amazing new heights.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a U-shaped, glass-floored walkway that extends 70 feet out from the canyon’s west rim, and at 4,000 feet above the ground with only a five foot glass railing, the ambitious attraction allows viewers to take in the marvelous majesty in a bold, brave new way.

Although the walkway has been open for seven months, it still contains footings built into the canyon edge which have yet to be painted.

But according to spokesperson Colin Daviau, the unfinished factor of the suspended structure isn’t freaking folks out.

Daviau says, “It kind of looks unfinished, because it is. But it doesn’t scare anybody, it’s more the 4,000-foot drop that scares people.”

And while scores of sightseers have ventured over the edge, Daviau says he still gets a wicked walkway rush.

He admits, “I’m still scared. I still get that initial shock. If you’re not afraid of heights you’ll be okay, but I freak out everytime I’m up there.”

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