For some daredevils, diving off a bridge on a bungee cord is what it takes to get that rush of adrenaline. For the rest of us, less extreme measures work just fine.
Enter the glass floor view. These structures allow people to walk on transparent glass over spectacular expanses below. And while they give you the illusion that you’re hovering hundreds of feet in the air, you’ll be perfectly safe on your own feet.
Here are 5 glass floor views from around the world.
Brave Men’s Bridge, Zhangjiajie, China
This glass bridge in the Zhangjiajie National Geological Park is not for the faint of heart. Suspended 590 feet in the air, it stretches almost 1,000 feet across and sways in the wind. Nice. While the construction is perfectly safe, a bevy of YouTube videos show how frightening the walk can be. From the anxiety, many even resort to walking on their hands and knees.
The Ledge at Willis Tower, Chicago, USA
The Ledge is a piece of glass that juts out of Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). You’ll get to see an aerial view of the city from 103 stories up. That’s sure to get your heart pumping.
Glacier Skywalk, Alberta, Canada
Stand above a 918-foot drop in the Sunwapta Valley. This 1-kilometer walkway curves out and around a cliff. You can run, walk, or crawl this distance. But be warned, the slower you move, the longer you’ll be experiencing this hair-raising experience.
Mirador de Abrantes, La Gomera, Spain
Want a fantastic view of the Canary Islands? Then walk out to the edge of this 7-meter glass walkway, and stand 620 meters above the ocean. Getting there is no easy feat—you’ll need to hike up the extensive Los Pasos trail. You can drive here too, but the roads are windy and narrow. Some points are one-way, so you’ll have to be patient. But once you get to the top, the view is worth the effort!
Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia
Eureka Tower is the 3rd tallest building in Australia, reaching up to 975 feet. It has 91 levels, and there is an observation deck on the 88th floor. From there you can step out onto The Edge, a glass cube that juts out 3 meters from the building. The Edge gives you spectacular views of Australia’s second largest city. But beware: The floor of The Edge moves! When it’s fully extended, the bottom is crystal clear, giving you the feeling you’re suspended in space.