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Re: Fwd: Could you walk this?.........

Not sure this would be for me.  Here I found an artist's rendition of 
what the skywalk will look like



Cathy Carpenter wrote:

>Just received this on another list. Interested? I did the suspension  
>bridge over the Royal Gorge, which was pretty scary, but this one  
>might be more so!
>Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>Subject: Could you walk this?.........
>>Grand Canyon Skywalk
>>Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 Hualapai Indian Reservation
>>* Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above Colorado River
>>* Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (how comfortable would  
>>you be)
>>* Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams, and  
>>includes dampeners that minimize the structure's vibration
>>* Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude  
>>earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph
>>* The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick
>>More info:
>>August 26, 2005-Fear of heights? This is definitely no place for you.
>>The $30 million all-glass Skywalk will hover 4,000 feet above the  
>>Colorado River over a rim of the Grand Canyon, allowing tourists to  
>>stroll on an 80-yard walk around a semicircular platform jutting  
>>beyond the canyon rim, surrounded by Plexiglas that will provide a  
>>spectacular view of the canyon floor directly below. The Skywalk's  
>>opening is planned for early 2006, the attraction being part of a  
>>new Grand Canyon West resort on the Hualapai reservation at the  
>>western edge of the park, about 120 miles from Las Vegas.
>>As the Arizona Republic noted, the Skywalk is part of an effort by  
>>the Hualapai tribe to create a multi-faceted tourist resort and  
>>revenue stream not dependent upon casino gaming:
>>Levi Esquerra, program director for Northern Arizona University's  
>>Center for American Indian Economic Development, said the Hualapais  
>>are one of the few tribes to have a bustling economy without casino  
>>gaming as a linchpin.
>>"They've been able to exploit their natural beauty and become a  
>>tourist destination," Esquerra said. "What we've normally seen in  
>>the past between the tribes and national Park Service is like the  
>>Blackfeet in Montana appealing to get free access to Glacier  
>>National Park. But the Hualapais have a new and aggressive attitude  
>>to develop markets on their own land."
>>The Hualapai's Grand Canyon Resort Corp. already has completed the  
>>first phase of an adjoining Indian village, where Navajo, Hopi,  
>>Hualapai and Havasupai craftsmen constructed traditional dwellings  
>>surrounding an amphitheater that hosts daily Native American dances.
>>The first phase of a nearby Old West village also has been  
>>completed, and plans are on the drawing board to construct a tram  
>>from the canyon rim to the floor. Ditto for an anticipated high-end  
>>resort and a campground, which will house about 50 cabins and be  
>>able to accommodate 200 campsites and 200 recreation vehicles.
>>[demime 1.01d removed an attachment of type image/jpeg which had a  
>>name of 1762995.jpg]
>>[demime 1.01d removed an attachment of type image/jpeg which had a  
>>name of 1762a31.jpg]
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