The worst observation deck of the world
"I need to get me scared these turbulent flows, dead forests, mountains, narrow paths that lead up and down, opened, and behind me the abyss - Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote about his love for traveling in the French Alps. - The type of steep cliffs head begins to spin, and this feeling gives me great pleasure, on condition that I myself am safe. "
Rousseau was not the only one who liked to look down the steep cliffs and feel dizzy. Men and women of Europe of the 18th century, happily went to "The Wild" - climbing the mountains to look into the abyss, and stood on the edge of the cliffs, enjoying the views open to them - majestic and frightening at the same time.
The thirst for thrills never leaves us today. Three centuries later we all just pull up the desire to feel the fear and excitement of the type of the abyss. Only now, thanks to new technologies and special viewpoint, make it much easier than in the time of Rousseau.
The observation deck of the Grand Canyon the Skywalk
At the Grand Canyon, you can take a walk on the bridge with a glass floor, outstanding over the precipice.
glass balconies Ledge Skydeck observation deck allows to enjoy views of Chicago from a great height
Four glass balconies were built at a height of one hundred and third floor (412 meters), one of the highest skyscrapers of Chicago. They are made from 3-hsloynogo superalloy glass. Each balcony can accommodate up to five people and withstand up to five tons. On a clear day you can see this site as much as four states - Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. But the most beautiful view opens at dusk, when the lights of the city are just starting to light up, and - as if under your feet is revealed the vast starry sky. If desired, you can book a private lunch or dinner at one of these balconies. Some even celebrate your wedding here.
Peshedhodny Bridge Titlis Cliff Walk
This suspension bridge is called the highest and most terrible in Europe. Its width is only 91 cm, while the depth of the chasm, through which it is laid -. 457 meters.
Aerial observation deck at the Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
With regard to the so beloved Rousseau turbulent water flow, then there is the exciting spectacle opens with a viewing platform, installed at the Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Falls is a series of rapid and formidable 270 flows into the river which turns Falls. The observation deck is suspended at a dizzying height of 250 meters and the view from it will not disappoint any fan of thrills.
5. Skywalk observation platform in Oakland
This viewing platform is unique in that makes it possible to walk through an open, unfenced track width of 1, 2 meters at a height of 193 meters above the streets of the New Zealand city of Auckland. Skywalk is located at the top of the local TV tower. Safety such inspiring thrill walking is ensured by means of special suits with carbines, which is tacked to the Visitors safety mechanisms.
6. The Lookout Aurland Lookout
The dizzying view from this platform reinforces its very design: it is made in the form of the bridge, which leads down into the abyss. Wooden bridge begins at the edge of a mountain road, issued ahead by 30 meters and, oddly rounded, it goes down. But this, of course, only an appearance. Just before the "cliff" platform ends and you can enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 610 meters over the fjord, framed by wooded slopes.
7. Bridge on the Dachstein glacier, Austria
This observation deck opened only in July last year and is also known as "Stairway to nowhere." It hangs at an altitude of 2743 meters above the Austrian Alps near the town of Schladming, and also gives visitors an excellent opportunity to tickle your nerves. Outdoor suspension bridge ends of the glass platform, which offers a breathtaking view of the mountain landscape.
The observation deck "Step into the void", French Alps
recently in the French Alps, on the upper terrace of the top of Aiguille du Midi, has opened a viewing platform, which is called "Step into the void" ( "Step Into the Void"). This ride is really not for the faint of heart - it is a giant glass cube, literally "hanging" over the precipice.
The glass bathroom has five transparent faces, each of which consists of three layers of ultra-strong glass. And under his feet - 1035 meters Alpine air and glaciers, in front - a magnificent view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
By the observation deck visitors can be reached within 20 minutes by cable car, where they are waiting for the most thrilling and guarantee complete safety. Rousseau would have liked.
Before entering the booth given special soft slippers - to the floor of the booth will not scratch and remained as clean and transparent.