The Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is an immense structure that is suspended 4,000 feet over the base of the canyon. The companies, Lochsa Engineering and MRL Associates out of Las Vegas developed a partnership with contractors from the same area to construct this amazing structure for visitors to the Grand Canyon in a safe and secure way, careful to avoid negatively impacting the breathtaking beauty associated with the region. The Skywalk is the first of its type, designed to deliver visitors with the ultimate Grand Canyon View. Completed on the 28th day of March in the year 2007, this structure is located on the West Rim, which is located in the State of Arizona. It is only a two hour drive from Las Vegas and a five hour drive away from Phoenix, Arizona.
As mentioned previously, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is 4,000 feet above the base of the canyon, or above the Colorado River. According to statistics and measurements, it is more than twice as high as the Sears Tower, which measures in at 1,729 feet. It is also larger than the John Hancock Building which measures in at 1,506 feet, the Empire State Building, which is 1,454 feet high, and the Gateway Arch, which measures in at 630 feet high. It took a total of four months to complete the welding for the structure and was assembled onsite. The foundation of the Grand Canyon Skywalk has the capability of supporting 71 million pounds. This is equivalent to the weight of 71 747 planes that are fully loaded.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk extends 70 feet past the canyon wall to provide guests with the absolute best Grand Canyon view. It is ten feet wide, total. Each panel that is part of the Grand Canyon Skywalk has the capability of supporting 110 pounds, per square inch. That estimates to be the equivalent of approximately 800 average-sized people. There are a total of 46 glass panels that make up the floor of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This immense structure weighs an astounding 1.2 million pounds. It has the capability of supporting anywhere from 60 to 120 guests at a time. If you are interested in observing the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective, a Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour is a must.
The Grand Canyon was carved out through history by the Colorado River. To date, this canyon measures in at 1,500 meters in depth. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular gorges located throughout the world. It is considered to be a great geological spectacle. The vastness associated with the canyon is considered to be absolutely stunning and the artifacts that have been discovered have taught us a great deal about the history of the planet, as a whole. The formation of this canyon evolved over a time period of 6 million years. The Grand Canyon view is considered to be one of the most visually powerful ones in the entire world. If you wish to take in this amazing view, you should consider visiting the Grand Canyon Skywalk.