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China's latest dizzying structure is Asia’s largest glass platform

China is set to open what is claimed to be the largest glass platform in Asia near Chongqing.

The cliffs of Chongqing where the latest glass walkway was built.
The cliffs of Chongqing where the latest glass walkway was built. Image by Tomasz Dunn / CC BY 2.0

The country has seen a spate of dizzying glass structures open in the past several years, including a 300-metre-high glass bridge in May of this year and the world’s longest glass cantilever bridge in April. The latest will be a giant transparent viewing platform suspended eleven metres off a cliff edge in Wulong county and have a view 280 metres down to the bottom of a verdant canyon. It is expected to open in time for China’s National Day on the first of October. Read more: shanghaiist.com