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Travel Tip: Skyscraper Adventures

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There’s more to do beyond just taking an elevator to the top of a skyscraper and admiring the view. The world’s tallest buildings are coming up with new–and extreme–ways, for you to see the sights.

At the top of Toronto’s National Tower, get ready for The Edge Walk. You disembark from the elevator and take a glass sky pod an an additional 33 stories. If that’s not extreme enough, harness up for a hands-free walk up the sky pod track for a 360-degree view of the city.

Bungee jumping off a skyscraper just might be the definition of the word extreme. In Auckland, you can jump 630 feet off the Skytower. And when you’re falling at 53 miles per hour, you descend in just 11 seconds.

The Statosphere hotel in Las Vegas is known for its sky-high adventures. Try out the Big Shot, which catapults up Tower’s mast and then straight down again, using a gut-wrenching four-G force.

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