Friday, December 24, 2010
Grand Canyon is one of the most unique and beautiful natural wonders on Earth. Located on the Colorado River in Arizona, the canyon is part of the eponymous national park and is among the most attractive destinations in the U.S..Located on the Colorado River in Arizona.
Over millions of years, the river is collapsing and carving the rocks his way between them and so formed SPIRAL breathtaking chasm debt targets 446 km deep and 1500 meters, a width of 8 km to 29 km. place.Have of more than 2000 species of plants and animals.
Reserve the Indians hualapai extends 160 km on a significant part of the Grand Canyon. So far, the locals are able to attract about 300,000 tourists in their land.
Grand Canyon became a national monument in 1919 and Grand Canyon National Park. Since 1979, the Grand Canyon in the UNESCO list of natural monuments.
Process of building a huge glass terrace over a precipice in the canyon. Officially it was opened on 28.03.2007 and is a unique new tourist attraction.
The floor of this amazing facility is a special glass to allow tourists to view the entire surrounding landscape and not miss any detail.
Architectural miracle called Sky Walk"(" Sky Walk "), allows visitors to enjoy the stunning views. The design of steel and glass resembles a horseshoe, which was issued more than 20 meters from the edge of the canyon, without anywhere to be seen ups. In fact, the platform is attached to rocks by a complex system of metal brackets.
Tickets range from 50 to 199 dollars, against which tourists can contemplate the bottom of the Grand Canyon under the feet of 1219 m - height, double that of the highest buildings in the world.
Visitors to the Grand Canyon will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views from the glass platform, which opens today.
The bridge, called the Skywalk (Walk in the sky) rises 1220 m above the bottom of the canyon and 20m back from its edge.
First to cross the bridge today would be the former astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
Officially it will be open for visitors on March 28 while on it can sit 120 people. It can withstand winds of 161 kmh and an earthquake of magnitude 8.
Skywalk is described as an engineering innovation that will attract more visitors and help the development of the area owned by Indians from the tribe Hualapay.
However, some representatives of the tribe expressed concerns of the building and were supported in this by environmental activists. The construction of the bridge began in 2004