10 Melhores plataformas de Observação do Mundo

10 Best viewing platforms of Observation of the World

1. Ørnesvingen, Norway


Ørnevegen –Eagle Road – is the name given to the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal on riksveg 63.
The road swings through 11 hairpin bends up from the Geirangerfjord and to the highest point on the stretch, 620 metres above sea level at Korsmyra.
The road was officially opened on 15th September 1955 and gave the village of Geiranger year-round road access.
The road was an attraction from the very first day, and was called Eagle Road because at its highest point it passed through terrain that had traditionally been the domain of a large number of eagles.
The name also reflects the wildness, the spectacular that tourists and others using the road will experience, especially if they stop at Ørnesvingen, the highest of the hairpins. Facilities have been provided here for visitors to take in the magnificent panorama over Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord, the Seven Sisters Falls and the alpine farm Knivsflå, or to gaze down on the many cruise ships that traffic the fjord far below.
The viewpoint has been recently upgraded, and was officially opened on 21st June 2006 with a simple ceremony as part of the project “Nasjonal Turistveg” (National Tourist Roads) under the auspices of Statens Vegvesen, - The Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
Ørnevegen has a one in ten incline at its steepest, and can test both drivers and vehicles that traffic the road in the winter months. Private and commercial vehicle branch interests use the road as a test bed to improve the road-holding capabilities of vehicles in winter conditions. The longest vehicle length permitted is 15 metres.


2. AlpspiX, Germany
At the base of Alpspitze peak, visitors will find the AlpspiX Viewing Platform hovering 13 meters (42 feet) over an empty void in the shape of an 'X' with two protruding platforms. The exceptional architecture opens unmatched views towards Zugspitze peak and the Höllental gorge and let visitors experience a spectacular alpine high. The Summit Adventure Trail and the Pleasure Adventure Trail also promises excitement along with curious and interesting "peak experiences". 
AlpspiX is easy to reach, just 50 meters (164 feet) above the Alpspitze mountain station and next to the mountain station of the Osterfelderkopf lift. Here, the two steel beams with a length of 24 meters (79 feet) of the AlpspiX Viewing Platform jut out 13 meters (42 feet) over an empty void with the other eleven meters (66 feet) anchored in the rock. At the end of the structure, visitors reach a glass wall and have a sensational view of the nearby cliffs, the breathtaking alpine panorama and almost 1000 meters (3281 feet) down into the depths. 

3. Aiguille du Midi, France
The Aiguille du Midi cable car ride will take your breath away – literally! From Chamonix village at 1,035m, visitors are whisked up to 3842m in 20 minutes. This is about the same height as New Zealand’s Aoraki Mt Cook. It is the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world.
For many of us who are not alpinists, this will be the highest altitude we will ever reach (except in a plane, of course!). And the experience is worth it. There are 360 degree views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps, a view of Mt Blanc massif, and a wonderful scene looking down the valley to Chamonix.
It is truly a feat of French engineering. There are two sections of the ride, the first is to mid station, and the second is up to top station. The cable between the mid and top stations, incredibly, has no pillar support.

4. Pulpit Rock, Norway
Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonnå (“the carpenter-plane’s blade”), is a massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet) square, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. 

5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malásia


Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 metres (410 ft) curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia. It is located 700 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah. The last scene of Indian movie Don: The Chase Begins Again was filmed here.The Langkawi Sky Bridge is accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car.

6. Torre de Observación Florestal, Panamá
Down a 200-meter walkway from the visitor center is a 100-foot observation tower with spiral stairs winding all the way to the top (rest platforms are found every 25 feet) where you can see the top of Soberania National Park that stretches for miles in every direction. This painted steel tower has been specially designed by the Panamanian architect, Patrick Dillon and was constructed entirely by hand to provide optimal viewing opportunities of the surrounding birds and wildlife.

7. Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon.USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk's location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m).
Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, it was unveiled March 20, 2007, and opened to the general public on March 28, 2007. It is accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport terminal or a 120-mile (190 km) drive from Las Vegas, which includes a 10-mile (16 km) stretch of dirt road which is currently under development. The Skywalk is east of Meadview and north of Peach Springs with Kingman being the closest major city.

8. Aurland Lookout, Norway

On the fjord Aurland, is Aurland Lookout, a movies catwalk with 609 m of height.
She is curved and in her extremity just a glass wall-that should be reinforced-it separates the courageous visitors of the abyss. There be stomach to face the walk.

9. Dachstein SkyWalk, Áustria

Called the "Balcony mountains alpina", Dachstein Sky Walk exposed at an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level and on the rocks as high as 250 m. The vertical Hunerkogel A 360-degree view show at the visitors Republic Koruna Slovenia in the south to the north.

10.  Miradouro do Cabo Girão, Madeira, Portugal
The viewpoint on the cliff top is where you can enjoy the view Madeira.
The almost 589 meters vertical Cape Girao, Madeira, make it to rival the Grand Canyon.

In the background are some cliff crop fields receiving Fajãs name Cabo Girao. Previously, it was only possible to access fields by boat, but in 2003 we implemented an elevator for easy access of farmers. The Cabo Girao is of the highest cliffs in Europe, behind some located in Norway (860 meters), Denmark (750 meters), Spain (621 meters) and Ireland (601 meters). The cliff in Madeira Island is located between two valleys of streams that will flow into the Atlantic Ocean. A local appreciated by extreme sports lovers.

11.  Canopy Tower, ‏Panamá
The Canopy Tower is a prime location from which to observe the birds and other wildlife of the forest canopy. Because the birds and mammals are at eye level, it is common to get fantastic views otherwise nearly impossible from the ground.
You don't have to leave the Tower to find birds, you don't even have to leave your bedroom! Tanagers and Tityras can be seen right from your window, and you don't have to worry about the rain. The dining area and the roof of the tower are better for finding elusive canopy birds, as well as Mantled Howlers, Geoffroy's Tamarins and other mammals and birds, as you can scan in all directions.


12. Willis Tower Skydeck, Chicago - Illinois, U.S.Willis Tower
Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, dares visitors to step onto The Ledge, a series of glass bays that extend from the building’s 103rd floor.  Reaching out more than four feet from Skydeck Chicago’s west side, visitors have unobstructed, and never-before-seen views of Chicago – 1,353 feet straight down.  This is not nature in its wildest form, but the view to the infinite horizon is amazing.

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