The impoverished Hualapai Reservation in Arizona has one prime asset: a peerless view of the Grand Canyon. To capitalize on it, the Hualapai have commissioned a $40m Skywalk. It is a tube that juts out 70 feet beyond the canyon rim, some 4,000 feet above the riverbed at the base. For $25 a head, tourists can walk round this glass loop as if they were flying. Some conservationists object to it as an eyesore but it looked cool in Jennifer London's story for NBC--like Wile E Coyote must feel when he runs off the top of a mesa and looks down. Yikes!
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