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Tread carefully: The void in the Alps

Published 8:19 AM ET, Tue January 14, 2014
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Inspired by "The Skywalk" -- the glass walkway overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arizona -- French designer Pierre-Yves Chays has created "Step into the Void," a glass cube overhanging the Alps. Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images
The structure, which is made of three layers of tempered glass and can withstand wind speeds of up to 220 kph, sits on top of the Aiguille du Midi peak near Chamonix, France, with a view of Mont Blanc. Joelle Bozon
For anyone suffering with vertigo, this is one scary attraction. Walk into the transparent space and a drop of over 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) awaits. Joelle Bozon
The project took three years to complete, and the attraction is already proving a big hit with tourists who come to Chamonix for skiing and other winter sports. Joelle Bozon
The incredible view captures the highest peaks in France, Italy and Switzerland, as well as the biggest glaciers in Europe. Joelle Bozon
Visitors to the site must take two separate cable cars to reach the summit. From there they can gain a magnificent view of Mont Blanc -- Europe's tallest mountain. Joelle Bozon