Prompt: Grand Canyon Skywalk
I don’t know whose bright idea building this was…
now I do…Commissioned, owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe,
Grand Canyon Skywalk is part of a grander plan.
It is mysterious and fascinating…despite my first reaction.
I can see a casino built at the edge
…one can jump right away when their riches are gone.
Not a nice thought. Shame on me. Not.
Back to the bridge…intriguing to be up with the birds flying below,
and above. A birds eye view.
I’ve often wondered what it would be to have a birds eye view ….
would they let me bring my palette box ?
January 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm
I saw that skywalk the last time we were at the Grand Canyon. I think it’s a monstrosity as well as being absolutely terrifying. God, I hope they don’t build a casino at GC!
January 30, 2013 at 12:09 am
I feel that the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon in this area will be irreversibly altered by all the plans below. There are some natural states that I feel need to be left “as is” when the enterprises can’t be somehow be integrated into the natural habitat of the area. I understand why it is done…$$$…and like here at the National Park at Thunderhole, safety…
guess I’m an old fuddy duddy !
from Wikipedia…can a casino be far behind ?
According to Hualapai officials, the cost of the Skywalk was $31 million. Future plans for the Grand Canyon Skywalk complex include a museum, movie theater, VIP lounge, gift shop, and several restaurants including a high-end restaurant called The Skywalk Café where visitors will be able to dine outdoors at the canyon’s rim. The Skywalk is the cornerstone of a larger plan by the Hualapai tribe, which it hopes will be the catalyst for a 9,000-acre (36 km2) development to be called Grand Canyon West; it would open up a 100-mile (160 km) stretch along the canyon’s South Rim and include hotels, restaurants, a golf course, and a cable car to ferry visitors from the canyon rim to the Colorado River, which has been previously inaccessible.
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Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
January 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Ha, yes that would be a thing 🙂
January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm
No no! Don’t spoil the Grand Canyon with a casino. 🙂
I do not desire that bird’s eye view – I think I would have already fainted even before I step on to the ledge. 🙂