While opponents claim that Jasper National Park's Glacier Skywalk, scheduled to open in May 2014, ruins the experience of untouched wilderness that attracts so many tourists, the cantilevered glass structure is inarguably a spectacular achievement.

A collaboration between Sturgess Architecture and RJC Engineering, Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper called the Glacier Skywalk “an audacious promenade that matches rather than shrinks from an epic landscape.” “It is all about the visitor experience at Glacier Skywalk,” said Simon Brown, the structural designer behind the project. “The vision…