Looking for something new to do in Shanghai? Well, if you’re someone who enjoys dangling off a terrifyingly high ledge with nothing but a safety rope to stop you from plunging to your death, then have we got an activity for you!
Tomorrow, a skywalk will open outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. According to People’s Daily, it will be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway outside a high-rise building in the world and is sure to scare you senseless, 340 meters above the ground.
Before setting a single foot on this insanely high ledge, adrenaline junkies will be required to sign a waiver form confirming their ability to handle the height.
Of course, the skywalk offers stunning views of Shanghai’s economic hub and beyond. Forget the glass-floor at the Oriental Pearl Tower, this is truly the best way to take in our sprawling megalopolis.
The open-air walkway spans a length of 60 meters, with only a 1.2-meter width between the building and edge… yikes. A total of 15 people — including two workers — are permitted on the walkway at one time to ensure everyone’s safety.
Hopefully, this glass walkway was built by a different company than the one that put up the glass bridge in Yuntai Mountain last year, which cracked just two weeks after opening. Really, how are we sure at all that this latest walkway will hold up when no one has driven an SUV across it or tried to smash it with a sledgehammer?
By Robin Winship
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