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Daring Observation Deck Lets You 'Fly' Over an Active Volcano

Commissioned by the Ecuadorian tourism board, architects Javier Mera, Jorge Andrade, and Daniel Moreno have designed a vertigo-inducing observation deck perched right over Quilotoa Crater Lake, a nearly two-mile-wide pool of turquoise blue water inside an active volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The steel-framed wooden platform, which stands over 3,000 feet above sea level, features a knee-weakening upper deck cantilevered over the edge of the crater. Good news for the faint of heart: the structure's lower level of bleachers look a bit more secure sitting against the cliff. [Co.Design]