10 Amazing Skywalks You Should Visit

Grand Canyon Skywalk
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1. Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shape situated in the west rim of the Grand Canyon. It is one of the most famous tourist spots in the United States where you can see the vertical drop directly from the transparent skywalk, which measures between 500ft and 800 ft.

 

Willis Tower
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2. The Sky Deck, Willis Tower

The Willis tower in Chicago is a 108-story skyscraper, with a height of 1,353 feet. This tower is considered as one of the tallest buildings in the U.S. and was once named as the world’s tallest building.

The Willis tower has a sky deck which you can see a lot of wonderful views. Visitors can also go to the Ledge; these are glass boxes that are extended about 4.3 meters out of the sky deck.

 

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Calgary Tower
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3. Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower in Calgary, Canada is an observation tower with a height of 191 meters. This tower has a glass floor extension which allows visitors to look straight down. Some of the views you can see here are the 9th Avenue South and Centre Street.

 

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4. Sky Tower

This is an observation and telecommunications tower located at Auckland, New Zealand. The Sky Tower has a height of 328 meters and it is considered as the tallest free-standing structure all over the Southern Hemisphere.

The tower has a glass floor observation deck and a glass-fronted elevator which allows visitors to have a 40-second ride.

 

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5. Skywalk on Tianmen Mountain

The Skywalk on Tianmen Mountain, China is a very narrow cliff footpath; some footpath on this skywalk is made up of see-through glass. This footpath leads to a natural arch at the top of the Tianmen Mountain.

 

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6. Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China is the world’s 5th tallest tower with a height of 468 meters. The tower was opened in 2005 and the observation deck was opened in 2009. The observation deck has glass floor and glass walls.

 

Glacier Skywalk
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7. Glacier Skywalk, Canadian Rockies

The Glacier Skywalk in Canadian Rockies, Canada is an observation platform with glass floor. The observation platform is built over the edge of a cliff at a height of 918 feet above the ground.

 

CN Tower
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8. EdgeWalk, CN Tower

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is the world’s third tallest tower with a height of 553.3 meters. The EdgeWalk is located at the 116th floor of the CN Tower. Visitors are allowed to walk in group of six around the tower; they’re attached to an overhead safety rail.

 

Skywalk X
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9. Skywalk X, Macau Tower

The Macau Tower in China stands at a height of 338 meters. This tower has an observation deck which offer beautiful views. The Macau Tower’s Skywalk X allows visitors to walk around the edge of the outer rim of the tower.

 

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10. Bridge Climb, Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Habour Bridge in Australia is one of the world’s famous bridges. Visitors are allowed to climb the bridge with a guide. Visitors will climb the stairs up to the summit with a height of 134 meters. The summit features amazing view of the city and harbour.

 

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