China’s Yuntai Mountain Glass Skywalk Cracks After Only 2 Weeks Of Use
On the Yuntai Mountain in the Henan provence of China, there is a U-shaped glass skywalk. Designed to give tourists an unobstructed view of what’s below, it seems like a thrilling opportunity to literally feel like you’re walking on air, or flying amongst the birds.
But excitement turned to fear this week when it was discovered that (only two weeks after opening) a glass panel appears to have cracked.
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) October 6, 2015
According to a report from Business Insider, officials are claiming that a tourist dropped a stainless steel thermos on the glass and that caused the first (of three layers) of glass crack.
While I know elements (like my iPhone) are able to withstand extreme amounts of wear and tear, if dropped just the right way, the screen will shatter. However, one would expect that the materials used to suspend people 3,500 feet above sea level would have a bit more stable and superior construction, right?
The attraction is currently closed for repair work. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll be making a trip to walk on this glass skywalk anytime soon.