Not for the faint-hearted

05:32, Dec 20 2013
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View of the 'Step into the Void' installation at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps.
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The Chamonix Skywalk is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), with a 1,000 metre drop below, where visitors can step out from the terrace, giving the visitors the impression of standing in the void.
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Employees, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stand in the 'Step into the Void' installation.
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A journalist, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stands in the 'Step into the Void' installation during a press visit.
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Journalists and employees, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, visit the 'Step into the Void' installation as they attend a press visit at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps.
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It's a long way down...
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It's a long way down...
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Journalists and employees, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stand in the 'Step into the Void' installation.
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Journalists and employees, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stand in the 'Step into the Void' installation.

This one's not for people with a fear of heights: A French tourism company has suspended a glass cube with a see-through bottom from a peak in the Alps, offering a breathtaking view a kilometre down.

Billed as the tallest attraction in Europe, the structure was three years in the making. It includes five transparent sides made of three layers of tempered glass fixed with metal to a big support structure.

Tourists will get a stunning view from the Aiguille du Midi mountain of the landscape, including Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain.

Step into the Void opens to the public on Saturday.

The cube is sponsored by Compagnie du Mont Blanc, which manages transportation in the mountains.

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AP