New in the French Alps: A Suspended Glass Cube with Mont Blanc Views

Pans Dans Le Vide

For ski bunnies traveling to Chamonix in the French Alps this winter season, there’s a buzzworthy new attraction that’s not to be missed. A glass cube has been suspended from the top of the Aiguille du Midi peak (soaring 3,842 meters, or 12,604 feet, high), and offers breathtaking views of the French Alps, including Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. Called “Pas dans le vide” (“Step into the Void”), the cube will be opened to the public on Saturday, December 21.

The high-tech cube took three years to build, and can withstand high winds up to 140 miles per hour, and a 60 degree Celsius temperature range. Not to mention the snowfall. Even the bottom is glass, so that you can gape at the valley beneath your feet. (Talk about serious vertigo!) The panoramic cube project was sponsored by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc transportation company. For more information, visit www.compagniedumontblanc.fr/pas-vide-6439

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