Standing taller than all other buildings in São Paulo, Brazil, is the Mirante do Vale. And now, upon its 42nd floor is a glass-floored balcony that is surely not for those with a fear of heights. However, it has become a popular sightseeing destination for those who seek the rare opportunity of a bird's eye view of the city.
Deemed the "Sampa Sky," the brand new ariel space opened to the public on August 8th, 2021, and has been reported to resemble Chicago's Sky Deck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. And, in a special preview of the space this past Wednesday, a small number of people have already tested their abilities...
"It's an incredible sensation," said one Mirante do Vale visitor, Deise Remos. "I am scared to death of heights, I must confess," she reluctantly admitted. But, "I worked through the fear...after the first step, it was incredible," the local gushed. "It's incredible to see the city from this height."
Like Remos, another visitor of the unique spot, Sylvia Barreto, noted, "I think it's beautiful, I love it. It was something that was missing in São Paulo." The glass box sits 9 floors below the top of the 558-foot-tall building, and despite the slight scare the view may cause, many visitors seem to enjoy it!
Being 42 floors above the ground, those who have visited Sampa Sky have taken various photos that give an illusion to the eye. Ranging from seemingly floating in space with limbs extended or simply sitting with legs crossed, visitors look as if they're levitating in the air!
There has even already been a proposal at Sampa Sky! While we are sure many more visitors' feet will float across the glass box's floor, we can only imagine how interesting the view is from ground level. But, thanks to social media, we don't have to wonder too much...
...As Sampa Sky now has its own Instagram page where photos galore are being collected. We can even see snippets of the construction that took place to bring this unique view to reality. So, does anyone else suddenly want to travel to Brazil?