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Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk

VIPs, members of the media and the Hualapai tribe take a preview walk on the Skywalk, billed as the first-ever cantilever-shaped glass walkway extending 70 feet from the western Grand Canyon’s rim. (David McNew / Getty Images)
A drawing of what the Skywalk will look like when it is completed. The U shaped walkway would extend 70 feet over the Grand Canyon and have a see through floor that looks down 4,000 feet. ()
The Hualapai Tribe in Peach Springs, Arizona, is building a skywalk extending 70-feet over the Southern rim of the Grand Canyon. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A construction worker walks along the steel structure that will make the Skywalk at the South Rim of the Garnd Canyon. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park, The Hualapai Tribe’s u-shaped, glass-bottom steel structure will accommodate 120 people, 4,000 feet above the canyon. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Tourists stand at Eagle Point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, a few hundred yards away from the future home of the Skywalk. (Mark Boster / LAT)
An image of the completed Skywalk adorns the sides of a tour bus. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Native American dancer Shanelle Lomakema waits for tourists to arrive at the Grand Canyon West native American village where the skywalk will reside. (Mark Boster / LAT)
The Hualapai Tribe in Peach Springs, Arizona is building a skywalk extending 70-feet over the South rim of the Grand Canyon. Presently, the steel structure is under construction and will be extended into its final spot during the coming month. (Mark Boster / LAT)
The Colorado River and the steep walls of the Grand Canyon are reflected in tour boat operator Russell Shields’ glasses. Shields guides tourists for the Hualapai Tribe, who raise money by offering tours in the canyon. (Mark Boster / LAT)