Glass Observation Decks: Why So Popular?

How would you like to walk on air? Sounds like a dream, but it’s not. The glass observation decks attached to some of the world’s highest skyscrapers attract thousands of visitors every year and here’s why.

Sleek Look

The design aesthetic of glass observation decks present a sleek look and depending on how they are constructed, can highlight sky-lighted ceilings and transform spaces into overpasses of open air, such as the design used in the construction of Shanghai’s World Financial Center. These designs make visitors feel like they are on top of the world, literally.

Striking Vantage Points

Hovering over the ground at 520 feet, the glass observation deck at Seattle’s Space Needle is perhaps one of the city’s most iconic talking points for travelers and city dwellers. New renovations began this summer on the flooring below the restaurant and on the building’s exterior panels. A 360 degree view of the city allows visitors to expect it from all angles.

Tourists from around the world also travel to Toronto and are mesmerized by the scenic views atop the CN Tower. Anticipating a 342 meter drop below their feet, visitors anxiously board the tower’s elevator to reach the glass observation deck, a structure sturdy enough to withstand the weight of 35 moose.

Futuristic Cityscapes

Buildings such as Sky Tower in the city of Auckland, New Zealand and the recent 2016 construction of Brighton i360 in London, England have become symbols of science and technological achievement.

Their advanced designs (At Brighton i360 visitors board a glass and steel pod to reach the top) add to each city’s vision of a brighter, thriving future. Sky Tower also utilizes LED lighting and hosts a range of energy conservation initiatives.

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