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Five of the best… walk-on windows

Five of the best – walk-on windows

Five of the best… walk-on windows

Walk-on windows are fantastic for adding light to a room without disrupting the floor above. They are excellent for transforming spaces and bringing rooms such as basements or back to life. Walk-on windows can also add a touch of elegance and luxury into your home. To demonstrate the benefits and difference a walk-on window can bring, our experts have rounded up five of the best walk-on windows in the world.

The Eiffel Tower – Paris

After a £24m refurbishment, walk-on windows were installed on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Located 200ft above the ground, the walk-on windows allow visitors to look out at and stand over the views of Paris below.

The walk-on windows also offered another attraction and second life into the first floor, which visitors tended to move quickly past on their way to higher floors.

Willis Tower Skydeck – Chicago

At the Willis Tower in Chicago, visitors can step out onto a glass balcony of walk-on windows called The Ledge. Sitting at 1,353 ft in the air, the walk-on windows provide an amazing view of the city through the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.


Grand Canyon Skywalk – Arizona

Offering incredible views of the Grand Canyon in America, the Skywalk is a bridge that extends out 70ft over the rim of the western canyon.

The floor of the bridge is made using walk-on glass windows, showing direct views of the 4,000 feet drop to the floor of the canyon and is strong enough to bear the weight of 747 passenger jets.

Tianmen Mountain – China

‘The Walk of Faith’ is a walk-on glass bridge built into the side Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie. Over 200 feet long, the bridge has crystal clear views from the massive 4,700 ft height on the mountain.

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Chamonix – France

Called ‘Step into the Void’, the Aiguille du Midi Skywalk is a glass room with walk-on glass windows, 3,842 metres off the ground.

With the walk-on windows and three glass walls, step it offers stunning views of the Alps summits and the Bossons Glacier.



Used at impressive heights and locations, walk-on windows make impressive attractions. Although they will be put to less extreme uses in your home, these examples show how walk-on windows are sturdy, reliable and able to make the most of a space while adding an element of luxury.

Inspired to transform your home? See what our walk-on windows can do for you.


Written by: Joe

Published on: 30 June 2017

Categories: Uncategorized