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10 Heart Taking Viewing Platforms

Few places are made to be visited by the daring people only, for people who love adventure and have no fear. The world’s dangerous platforms which we are about to see are really not for the weak hearted people. You can dare to visit these places only when you have tough mind and body.

1) Dachstein Sky Walk (Austria) -

The Dachstein Skywalk is an observation deck on the south side of the mountain station at Hunerkogel in the Upper Austrian ski resort Dachstein glacier. The Skywalk is located at about 2,700 m. Er wurde 2005 als Balkon konstruiert und ragt etwa 15 Meter über die 250 Meter senkrecht abfallende Felswand des Hunerkogels hinaus. It was constructed in 2005 as a balcony juts out about 15 feet above the 250-meter vertical rock face of the sloping Hunerkogel. Ein Teil der Bodenplattform ist aus Glas. A portion of the base platform is made of glass. Die Aussichtsplattform ist deutlich höher als die Aussichtsplattform bei den Niagarafällen oder den Iguazú-Wasserfällen in Brasilien. The observation deck is significantly higher than the observation deck at the Niagara Falls or the Iguazu Falls in Brazil.

Dachstein Sky Walk (Austria)2) Aurland Lookout (Norway) –

This platform is about 2000 ft above the Aurland fjord in Norway. Architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen took the task and created this man made marvel.

Aurland Lookout (Norway)3) Grand Canyon Skywalk (Arizona – USA) -

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m).

Grand Canyon Skywalk (Arizona - USA)4) Suspended platform at Iguazu Falls (Brazil and Argentina) –

You can feel the cold breeze and stunning sound of water falling from the height of 80 mts. here.

Suspended platform at Iguazu Falls (Brazil and Argentina)5) Auckland’s Sky Tower (New Zealand) -

The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast,making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland’s skyline.

Auckland's Sky Tower (New Zealand)6) Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk (Australia) -

The Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk, also known as Illawarra Fly is located south-east of Robertson in the area known as  Knights Hill. The facility is a 500m long and 25m high walk facility that opened in mid 2008. The project is similar to the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk in Victoria, Australia. The project consists of a 1500m walk. Moreover, 500m of the 1500m walk is 25m high among the Blackwoods and many other trees of the temperate rainforest of the Budderoo National Park and Illawarra Escarpment.

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk (Australia)7) Landscape Promontory (Switzerland) –

this ambitious project is finished in the year 2010 by an architect Paolo Burgi. It is a suspended viewing platform made of steel and titanium.

Landscape Promontory (Switzerland)8) Il binocolo (Italy) -

Architect Matteo Thun made this binocular’s shaped viewing platform from steel. And to see from this binocular you have to visit Trauttmansdorff castle, Italy.

Il binocolo (Italy)9) Infinity Room at House on the Rock (Wisconsin – USA) -

The House on the Rock, originally opened in 1959,is a complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens and shops designed by Alex Jordan, Jr. It is located north of Dodgeville, a city in Iowa County, south of Spring Green, Wisconsin and is a regional tourist attraction.

Infinity Room at House on the Rock (Wisconsin - USA)10) Top of Tyrol (Austria) –

This amazing platform is on the height of 3,000 mt above the sea level and is located at the Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria.

Top of Tyrol (Austria)

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