O2 will allow you to walk on air

GREENWICH Council’s Planning Board has backed an application submitted by AEG Europe, owner and operator of iconic London venue, The O2, to build a dramatic ‘Skywalk’ over its dome.

An artist’s impression of the Skywalk due to open next year at The O2.

An artist’s impression of the Skywalk due to open next year at The O2.

Inspired by the walkway that allows tourists to clamber over Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Skywalk will allow visitors to view its roof from above as they cross from one side of the dome to the other.
The Skywalk will be accessed via a new pavilion, and up to 90 people will be able to make the 190-metre journey at any one time on the slim blue Richard Rogers-designed bridge, which will include a viewing platform at its apex, more than 60 metres from the ground.
AEG hopes to open the new attraction in time for the 2012 Olympics. Meanwhile, the new Skywalk at The Blackpool Tower in Lancashire, first mentioned in the August 2010 issue of GTO (214), now has a launch date.
The glass floor will open on 1st September, alongside a number of other new elements, including a 4D cinema, Tower Dungeon and a viewing platform, the Blackpool Tower Eye.

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