Travel Tuesday: 5 of the Coolest New Landmarks
Some of the most amazing structures have been commissioned in the last 10 years. Here are a few which you may want to write on a list of 'must-sees'. Grand Canyon Skywalk, AZ This is a transparent, horseshoe shaped platform, which clings on to the...
Some of the most amazing structures have been commissioned in the last 10 years. Here are a few which you may want to write on a list of 'must-sees'.
This is a transparent, horseshoe shaped platform, which clings on to the edge of the main canyon. Open to the public from 2007, the walk along the platform will cost you in excess of $70. The magnificent drop is a whopping 4,770 ft, about 1,450m.
This unique bridge is wrapped in waves of curved steel and stands at 36 m or 118 ft above see level, making it the tallest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. Connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park, the bridge shows the best views of Singapore.
8 Spruce Street is a 76-story, 265m (870 ft) high skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry. Work was completed on the building in 2011 and it will inside their will be a public elementary school, rental flats, a hospital and retail outlets.
Another impressive piece of architecture is the Ponte della Costituzione, literally meaning Constitution bridge, is a bridge which runs over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. This structure is made of steel tubes and plates, stone, glass and a bronze handrail. Against the wishes of politicians and the general public, the bridge was opened in September 2008.
First unveiled for the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, the National Stadium in Beijing, China, is also known as the Bird's Nest. It is now used for sporting events such as football with a capacity to hold 91,000 spectators. The stadium is complete with a shopping complex and a hotel with rooms overlooking the field.