IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Cheshire's Blog: The Grand Canyon Skywalk: nothing good can come from this

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Grand Canyon Skywalk: nothing good can come from this

Are you kidding me with this?!?

I checked with and this is apparently true. The Grand Canyon West resort has plans to open this thing on the Hualapai Indian Reservation as of January 1st, 2006! Call me a chicken-shit if you will, but before you do check out some of these stats:
  • Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above Colorado River
  • Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (comfortably?)
  • 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 (yeah, until I get on the damned thing and my wife decides to be funny and push me down!)
  • The walkway has a glass bottom and sides ... four inches thick (yeah, they "say" it's four inches thick, but trust me on this: it's built on an Indian reservation, and I happen to know that most of them are still pretty pissed off about the white man making them LIVE on a reservation. Who's going to visit this ridiculous thing? Stupid, thrill-seeking white men, that's who.)
Three words for you: Oh - HELL - no! I've been to the Grand Canyon, and I can tell you exactly what it looks like from a safe distance, without having to stand over it on a sheet of glass with a bunch of grudge-holding Indians laughing at me from the edge.



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