GIBRALTAR SKYWALK
By Srinka Datta Roy

Interested in Greek mythology? Then the Northern Pillar of Hercules is just for you! The Skywalk, the latest tourist attraction on the Rock of Gibraltar, stands 340 metres above sea level. Gibraltar-based architectural firm Arc Designs has converted an existing platform into a cantilever viewing platform and walkway. The original platform was used during World War II as a base for anti-aircraft guns.

Due to the difficult terrain, the various parts of the structure had to be transported individually and assembled on site. The Skywalk is structurally very strong, built to bear the weight of five Asian elephants and withstand windspeeds of up to 150 km/hr.

The 3600 panoramic view from the Skywalk spans two continents and two seas. You can get a glimpse of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Sea.

The Gibraltar Skywalk was inaugurated in March 2018 by ‘Luke Skywalker’ of Star Wars fame, Mark Hamill. So if vertigo isn’t an issue, don’t forget to add this architectural marvel to your ‘Bucket List 2018’!

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