Shanghai Skywalk, which was unveiled in July 2016, is the most recent daredevil problem for fear-free vacationers.
It joins an adrenaline-inducing roll name of platforms world wide providing spectacular views.
1. Shanghai Skywalk (China)
At Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower, guests will be capable of stroll round a brand new glass walkway on the skin of the constructing, 340 meters above town.
The 1.2-meter-wide platform has no fence and no guard rails; solely a security harness stands between you and oblivion.
Tickets aren’t but on common sale — and there is not any affirmation when they are going to be — however when CNN visited Shanghai for journey sequence “In 24 Hours,” host James Williams simply needed to attempt it out.
Jin Mao Tower; 88 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, China; 200120
2. Brighton i360 (UK)
The world’s tallest transferring statement tower, the 162-meter British Airways i360, opened in Brighton, England in August 2016.
It is also the world’s slimmest, with a peak to width ration of greater than 40:1.
Guests glide to the highest in a futuristic glass-and-steel pod, having fun with 360-degree views over the seaside city and the English Channel.
It was designed by London agency Marks Barfield Architects, the identical workforce behind the London Eye.
three. SkySlide at Skyspace LA (United States)
Since June 2016, guests to the brand new OUE SkySpace LA statement deck atop Los Angeles’ US Financial institution Tower have been capable of coast down the SkySlide, a glass chute affixed to the skin of the constructing, going from the 70th flooring to the 69th.
The 45-foot-long, 1.25-inch-thick tube hovers 1,000 toes above the sidewalks beneath.
The glass is made to face up to hurricane-force winds of as much as 110 miles per hour and is held collectively by metal outriggers.
OUE SkySpace; 633 West Fifth Road, Suite 840, Los Angeles, CA 90071; +213 894 9000; admission $25 for adults
four. Dachstein Stairway to Nothingness (Austria)
Guests to Dachstein’s Stairway to Nothingness should first cross Austria’s highest bridge, the 100-meter-long Dachstein suspension bridge which straddles a drop of 396 meters.
They then face 14 steps that descend from the cliff face and that are surrounded by glass partitions.
Your entire construction took six months to construct and was created by an engineering agency specializing in high-altitude development.
And for those who’ve not had sufficient of unimaginable sights, the close by glass-bottomed Dachstein Glacier Skywalk provides views so far as the Triglav mountains of Slovenia and the forests of the Czech Republic.
Dachstein Glacier Skywalk, Dachstein Glacier, Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria; +43 22042 800; admission: free
Dachstein Stairway to Nothingness, Dachstein Glacier, Austria; +43 zero 3687/22042; admission $11 for adults
5. Tokyo Skytree statement decks (Japan)
The Tokyo Skytree is Japan’s tallest construction, with a peak of two,080 toes (634 meters).
It has two statement decks. The decrease one is positioned at 1,148 toes (350 meters) and has a piece of glass flooring.
The higher one, which has floor-to-ceiling home windows and 360-degree-views of town, has a peak of 1,476 toes (450 meters).
On a transparent day, Mount Fuji will be seen from the statement decks.
Tokyo Skytree, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo; +81 (zero)three 3623 zero634; admission from $10 for adults
6. Kinzua Skywalk (United States)
When the Kinzua Viaduct was inbuilt Pennsylvania in 1882, it was the longest and highest viaduct on this planet.
In 1900 it was rebuilt to hold heavier trains, utilizing three,175 tons of metal and 895,000 rivets.
In 2003, a twister destroyed 11 of the 20 towers and it was determined that the remaining towers could be used to assist the Skywalk.
The Skywalk extends 624 toes (190 meters) into the Kinzua Gorge and glass panels enable guests to see into the gorge beneath.
Kinzua Skywalk, 1721 Lindholm Drive, Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania; +1 814 965 2646; admission: free
7. AlpspiX viewing platform (Germany)
On the base of Germany’s Alpspitze mountain, the AlpspiX viewing platform contains two metal beams, each of which measure 79 toes (24 meters) in size.
Guests courageous sufficient to stroll to the top of the glass-walled platforms can look three,281 toes (1,000 meters) down into the valley.
The platform stays open in winter, when the grid flooring permits snow and ice to go by.
AlpspiX viewing platform, Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; admission: free
eight. EdgeWalk CN Tower (Canada)
Situated on the roof of the CN Tower’s restaurant at a peak of 1,168 toes (356 meters), the EdgeWalk permits guests to slide into climbing harnesses and stroll across the fringe of Canada’s tallest construction.
There’s additionally a glass flooring 1,122 toes (342 meters) above floor degree, and though the glass is just 2.5 inches thick, it is reportedly sturdy sufficient to carry 14 hippos — if they might match within the elevator.
The EdgeWalk holds the world report for world’s highest exterior stroll connected to a constructing. CN Tower additionally has a glass-floored statement deck and outside SkyTerrace.
EdgeWalk, CN Tower, 301 Entrance St. W., Toronto; +1 416 601 3833; EdgeWalk Expertise prices $145 (CAD $195)
9. The Ledge (United States)
The 4 containers that make up The Ledge expertise in Willis Tower, Chicago, are constituted of half-ton panels of glass. The partitions include three layers, every half an inch thick.
Guests who step into one of many containers can see for 50 miles throughout 4 states, in addition to 1,353 toes (412 meters) to the road beneath.
It is a well-liked web site for wedding ceremony proposals — as if popping the query wasn’t scary sufficient — and guests may even get married in them.
The containers retract into the constructing when the home windows want cleansing.
The Ledge, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago; +1 312 875 0066; admission $22 for adults
10. Cliffwalk (Canada)
The Cliffwalk is a 700-feet (213 meter) walkway connected to a granite cliff face above the Capilano River in British Columbia, Canada. The best level is 300 toes (90 meters) above the river.
To connect the Cliffwalk, 16 anchor factors have been drilled 19 toes (six meters) into the rock face utilizing 1,825 bolts, and 40 tons of metal have been used.
The Cliffwalk additionally options two glass panels which have an anti-skid end and have been shipped over from Austria.
Cliffwalk, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia; +1 604 985 7474; admission $30 (CAD $39.95)
11. The View from The Shard (England)
London’s The Shard is the tallest constructing in Western Europe and The View From The Shard is positioned on flooring 68, 69 and 72.
The perfect panoramas are from flooring 72, at a peak of 800 toes (244 meters).
This open-air statement deck provides 360-degree views of town.
Guests may also search for into the “shards” of glass that type the highest of the skyscraper.
The View from The Shard, 96 Tooley St., London; +44 0844 499 7111; admission from $32 for adults (advance tickets)
12. Stegastein lookout (Norway)
The glass panel on the finish of this walkway provides guests the impression they might merely fall off the top.
Commissioned by the Norwegian Freeway Division as a part of a challenge to enhance the looks of the nation’s vacationer routes, the lookout permits guests to look straight down into the Aurlandsfjord, 2,000 toes (609 meters) beneath.
Stegastein lookout, Aurland-Laerdal Street, Aurland, Norway; +47 57 631400; admission is free, however the best strategy to entry it’s by a sightseeing tour from Flam ($34)
13. High of Tyrol Stubai Glacier (Austria)
The High of Tyrol viewing platform in Austria was accomplished in 2008 and offers guests with spectacular views over 103 peaks.
The entire elements — together with 19 tons of metal and a 164-foot (50-meter) hand rail have been lowered into place by helicopter.
It is 10,433 toes (three,180 meters) above sea degree and 50-foot (15-meter) rock anchors preserve the construction in place.
Top of Tyrol, Stubai Glacier, Austria; admission free
14. Matteo Thun’s Viewing Platform (Italy)
The perfect views of Italy’s Merano area are from this binocular-shaped viewing platform, excessive above the gardens’ large oak forest.
The viewing platform is only one of a number of throughout the gardens, which in 2005 have been named Italy’s most lovely gardens.
The platform is suspended over the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff and was designed by architect Matteo Thun.
Matteo Thun’s Viewing Platform, Gardens of Trauttmansdorff, Through San Valentino, 51/a, 39012 Merano Bolzano, Italy; +39 0473 255600; admission $13.30 for adults
15. Grand Canyon Skywalk (United States)
This metal and glass, horseshoe-shaped walkway extends 70 toes (21 meters) over the lip of the Grand Canyon, nearly one mile above the valley flooring.
The 90 tons of glass have been imported from Germany. The Skywalk, which is bolted to the canyon’s rim, can assist the load of 70 747 passenger jets.
Apollo astronaut and the second individual to set foot on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin was the primary individual to step onto the Skywalk, which value $30 million to construct.
Grand Canyon Skywalk, 5001 Buck n Doe Street. Grand Canyon West, Arizona; +1 888 868 WEST; Gold package deal admission, together with Skywalk, from $71.38
•This story initially printed in September 2013. It was up to date and revised in November 2016.