This could be the scariest tourist attraction in the world
December 20 , 2013
You will not want to "Step Into the Void" if you're scared of heights.
Visitors to the French Alps will now be able to experience looking at the world through a glass box suspended at a 12,605-foot peak called the Aiguille du Midi.
It's being called the tallest attraction on the continent with a 3,280-foot drop directly below it.
A French tourism company is responsible for this scary attraction, which features five transparent sides composed of three layers of glass. "Step Into The Void is a first at this altitude, a first in the materials used, a first in the techniques used, first in the extreme conditions that can live here all the year," a spokesman said. "This unique structure design represents a true technological innovation in glass and steel architecture. It can withstand winds of more than 220 km/h and a temperature range of 60c."
The site took three years to complete and will finally open to the visitors on Saturday.