Last week I wrote about the Embassy Sky Gardens Sky Pool project being built in Battersea, London – the world’s first totally transparent Sky Pool.
Is this ‘pushing the boundaries of architecture’ – another example of sky high building with glass and transparent acrylic? Or is it just the latest adrenaline fix for a generation hooked on high buildings and scary rides.
The record-breaking glass-bottomed walkway is set to open in July but the builders wanted to demonstrate the safety to nervous tourists. So they invited the trusted BBC to use a sledgehammer to try and break through the glass bottom of this 980ft-high bridge, spanning 1,410ft across the spectacular Zhangziazie Grand Canyon.
Below is the BBC video of the challenge.
Watch nervous BBC journalist Dan Simmons as he tries to smash through the glass bottom of the bridge with a sledgehammer. You also see the president of the company that built the bridge, plus 25 ‘volunteers’, all jumping together on the shattered section.
Where next for adrenaline architecture?
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