11 February 2007
A Grand walk
I've walked on the glass floor at the CN Tower in Toronto where you are looking straight down for about 1,400 feet. It was startling how hard it was for my brain to handle that, even though I never usually have issues with heights.
So, this proposal for a glass walkway 4000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon sounds utterly exhilarating until you read about the 9,000 acre development coming on its heels and then maybe it is alittle more frightening. If you read this report from the LA TImes you'll see that it is more complicated than it sounds. The Hualapai Indian Reservation really needs to generate some income and share the wealth with the folks who've already dug in and had some impact in the area. The question they are grappling with is whether this is the way to do it.