The Great Wall of China is one of the seven wonders. Rightfully so, because it is so wonderful. A natural wonder too, something that was paved due to the hard work and earnest efforts of hundreds. Would we feel the same if something of a similar magnificence is made in today’s age and time, with all the advanced technological innovations? We will know soon as the ‘Wonder of the World’ comes up in the Hunan Province of China sometime next year.
Stone and wood are passé, this time it is going to glass. A 370 metre long transparent glass bridge is being built by architectural firm Haim Dotan, commissioned by the province, aimed at luring more tourists to the country. Tourists with the will of steel and strength of concrete, of course. Imagine someone with acrophobia walking on this. He would die the moment he looks down. You and I might get a shiver in the least, at staggering heights of 400m over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon floor. The bridge can apparently hold up to 800 people at a time (no weight mentioned yet).
The most attractive feature of the bridge will be bungee jumping. Located at the centre of the bridge, the bungee jump will be the highest in the world after completion, going on up over the Macau Tower. Just writing this is making me dizzy.
[Via – Gizmag]