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A 'horizontal skyscraper' perched 820 feet in the air opened in China, complete with a glass-bottom observation deck

INSIDER Logo By shoeller@businessinsider.com (Sophie-Claire Hoeller) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 8: A new observation deck just opened at Raffles City Chongqing in Chongqing, China.Connecting four towers 820 feet above the ground, The Crystal is "the world's highest sky bridge linking the most number of skyscrapers" in the world, according to CNN.The "horizontal skyscraper" also includes an infinity pool, bars and restaurants, and gardens.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.The Crystal at Raffles City Chongqing in Chongqing, China, just opened a brand-new observation deck, aptly named The Exploration Deck, inside what it describes as "a horizontal skyscraper."It's opening to the public follows eight years of design, development, and construction, as well as a phased opening that began in September 2019, according to a press release."The Exploration Deck is the first major attraction to launch in Chongqing since the lifting of the country's nationwide lockdown and the public's enthusiastic response is yet another encouraging sign of recovery in consumer sentiment," Lucas Loh, president of the CapitaLand Group in China, told CNN.Keep scrolling to see what the unique "horizontal skyscraper" looks like up close.Read the original article on Insider

A 'horizontal skyscraper' perched 820 feet in the air opened in China, complete with a glass-bottom observation deck

  • A new observation deck just opened at Raffles City Chongqing in Chongqing, China.
  • Connecting four towers 820 feet above the ground, The Crystal is "the world's highest sky bridge linking the most number of skyscrapers" in the world, according to CNN.
  • The "horizontal skyscraper" also includes an infinity pool, bars and restaurants, and gardens.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Crystal at Raffles City Chongqing in Chongqing, China, just opened a brand-new observation deck, aptly named The Exploration Deck, inside what it describes as "a horizontal skyscraper."

It's opening to the public follows eight years of design, development, and construction, as well as a phased opening that began in September 2019, according to a press release.

"The Exploration Deck is the first major attraction to launch in Chongqing since the lifting of the country's nationwide lockdown and the public's enthusiastic response is yet another encouraging sign of recovery in consumer sentiment," Lucas Loh, president of the CapitaLand Group in China, told CNN.

Keep scrolling to see what the unique "horizontal skyscraper" looks like up close.

Read the original article on Insider
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