Skywalk walkway at the Grand Canyon development group including the designer, architects, contractors and engineers are all located from Las Vegas, Nevada. Skywalk transparent walkway will allow Grand Canyon visitors from around the world the ability to step out over the edge of a cliff and look 4,000 feet down.
This glass, steel and u-shaped structure is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Arizona. It is located about 120 miles east of Las Vegas real estate.
The two day move of the million pound structure will be done at the cliff’s edge, 60 feet over the Grand Canyon. The walkway will be welded to huge anchors of high strength steel imbedded deep into the bedrock.
The attraction in Arizona is projected to open on March 28, 2007.
Las Vegas businessman David Jin thought of the attraction in 1996.
One of the largest structural firms in Las Vegas, Lochsa Engineering, and Las Vegan architect Mark Ross Johnson helped with the attraction.
Las Vegas based consultants included an engineering consultant who studied the wind activity and the geologist who studied the rock.
Manual Mojicar founded Executive Construction the general contractor of the job. Executive Construction also includes two other business partners with more than 50 years of experience in the building market.
The Skywalk is a $30 million real estate investor funded venture to serve as the Grand Canyon West centerpiece, a Hualapi Reservation tourist destination.
Grand Canyon West offers rides by horseback, pontoon, helicopter and off road vehicle around and in the canyon.
The Skywalk admission is expected to cost $25 to walk out on the 4 inches of glass floor of the walkway.
100 mph wind gusts were designed into the attraction’s ability to withstand.
A private opening will be March 20, 2007 with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Apollo astronaut. He was the second man on the moon and will be the first to walk the Skywalk.
The Skywalk was named by Popular Science magazine one of the world’s 100 best innovations. Source: LV Review Journal
Skywalk walkway at the Grand Canyon hovers visitors 4,000 feet in the air.