Dubai's AYKON Dare Observation Deck Sounds Certifiably Insane
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You win Dubai. Your glass observation deck is indeed the most ridiculous.
Mashable introduces us to the AYKON Dare, an observation deck that will sit on the 79th and 80th floors of the new AYKON City set of towers in Dubai.
Let’s strap in and head over to the installation’s website to see what this Dare things is all about.
According to the website, the observation experience will live at the top of the tallest structure in the City, whish is itself a group of soaring skyscrapers in proximity to one another.
At about 285 meters up, or over 935 feet, you will get the vantage that comes with a brisk walk into the open air and a glass floor that makes you feel like you’re floating.
It’s as we died and went to heaven, a heaven that features experiences that make us feel that we are absolutely going to die.
Ah, but fear not, because you will be strapped in:
Now before we get further along on the observation deck, here is a video that introduces you to the City aspect of the area:
Yep, as you see you can essentially hang out over the city, which is precisely how you re-gift your breakfast meal.
That’s not a problem, because the AYKON Dare will feature a restaurant. It will also boast of a view that, on a clear day, encompasses 60 kilometers into the distance.
It sounds like a real treat. But then we have to remind you that you are hanging out by a harness nearly 1,000 feet in the sky.
A less extreme version can be had on YouTube in the form of this 360-degree video of AYKON City:
As Mashable states, the entire complex will be finished by 2021. But you do have many glass observation decks around the world in the meantime.
Even Los Angeles’ U.S. Bank Tower recently unveiled its plan to feature an observation slide on the side of its 70th story.
And, as you are well aware, there are transparent walkways and bridges all over the world, such as at Chicago’s Willis Tower and London’s Tower Bridge.
However, none of those make their respective tourists strap in to actually enjoy the pinnacle of the experience.
No, if that’s the case, you are assured of an observation deck that is pushing the boundaries of a pleasant view.
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