Grand Canyon Deck Provides New View

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

A massive glass bottom observation deck overlooking the Grand Canyon was unveiled Tuesday by the Hualapai Indian tribe. Visitors to the deck will be able to see over 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. The tribe hopes the skywalk will draw tourists from all over the world.

The horseshoe structure cost $30 milllion and is twice as high as the world's tallest buildings. It extends 70 feet beyond the Canyon edge. It weighs 71 million lbs. Visitors to the skywalk will have to pay $25 to enjoy the extraordinary skywalk view.

Hualapai Indians, whose reservation is about 90 miles west of Grand Canyon National Park, hope to revitalize their economic fortunes by creating a unique attraction on their side of the canyon.


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