Mountain Living magazine recently asked several top mountain area architects to name their “favorite high-country building.” Charles Cunniffe, principal of Charles Cunniffe Architects, named the Grand Canyon Skywalk as his building of choice.
“The Grand Canyon Skywalk. Its bold and simple gesture in the landscape allows people to experience the canyon in an outrageous and unexpected way.”– Charles Cunniffe
Located in Mohave, Arizona, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge offering unobstructed views of the Grand Canyon. The overlook was commissioned by the Hualapai Indian tribe and designed by architect Mark Ross Johnson. The length of the Skywalk is 69 feet and it sits suspended 4,757 feet above the base.
What’s your favorite mountain region structure?