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‘Glass tray’ observation deck now open in Thailand’s tallest building

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Don’t look down

Two people sitting on glass observation deck Srirath Somsawat/Büro Ole Scheeren via Fast Company

Skyscrapers today appear to be built as much for tourism as they are for actual business. The designs, perfectly calibrated to look cool on camera, caters directly to archi-tourists, with features like thousand-foot waterfalls and glass-bottomed pools.

Aerial shot of skyscraper Srirath Somsawat/Büro Ole Scheeren via Fast Company

On its own, Büro Ole Scheeren’s new King Power MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok, Thailand, is already the tallest building in the country and immensely photogenic thanks to its glassy, pixelated facade that soars above the rest of the city. But just wait ‘til you see what’s on the 78th floor.

Glass observation deck Srirath Somsawat/Büro Ole Scheeren via Fast Company

There, after a 50-second elevator, visitors can experience the MahaNakhon Glass Tray, a transparent observation deck that cantilevers more than 1,000 feet in the air, undoubtedly serving up the best views of downtown Bangkok.

The deck was designed as part of the building’s larger SkyWalk attraction, which includes an augmented reality floor, a 360-degree indoor observation deck, and a bar that’s on the same floor as the Glass Tray, in case you need some liquid courage.

Via: Fast Company