Monday, August 29, 2005
An American Indian tribe, the Hualapai, is planning to build a glass-bottomed walkway that will jut out 70 feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon.
The horse-shoe shaped walkway, with a glass bottom and sides, will be supported by steel beams, is designed to hold 72 million pounds, and will accommodate 120 people (unless one of them is millionaire "documentary" filmmaker, Michael Moore, in which case he and his lardass will have to venture out alone), said Sheri Yellowhawk, chief executive officer of the Grand Canyon Resort Corp., the tribal-owned company that is overseeing the project.
"You're basically looking 4,000 feet down. It's a whole new way to experience the Grand Canyon," Yellowhawk said.
The project is still seeking an insurer, said architect David Jin, who said he came up with the skywalk idea while visiting the canyon in 1996.
Yeah, I just can't resist a gratuitous Michael Moore insult.