Source: The State of Project
Management, Annual Survey 2016,
Wellingtone Project Management
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
;e world’s longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge opened to great
fanfare in August—but three months
late. Excessive rains and government
inspections extended the construction
phase, and after the CNY403 million project ended, a new challenge
appeared: overwhelming demand.
Operators of the bridge hanging above
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan
province closed the facility after just 13
days, noting that daily demand was 10
times capacity limits. Project manager
Guo Kun’s e;orts to allay earlier concerns about safety apparently did the
trick. He gave media interviews assuring the public there was “no need to
worry” and invited tourists to hit the
bridge’s ;oor with sledgehammers and
then drive a car over it.
;e 984-foot (300-meter) high
bridge re-opened in late September,
upgraded with turnstiles to count how
many people are on it at one time.
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strategy. Shilinxia Glass Viewing Platform
;e team behind this scenic overlook, perched above a 1,300-foot (396-meter) gorge in Jingdong
Stone Forest outside of Beijing, was thinking about ;ying saucers during the design phase. And
safety: Super-strong titanium alloy is integrated into the circular structure, which is held up partially by cable stays. It opened in April.