For the thrill seekers and adventurers among us, the French Alps has a new attraction. Tourists will be able to "hang over the abyss" in a transparent cube with a glass floor. It is secured at an altitude of 1000 meters. Aptly named, "Step into the void" it is located at the top of the alpine peak called Aiguille du Midi.
These unusual buildings were designed by architect Piet Blom. Several dozens of such cube-shaped houses called Kubuswoningen were built in the Dutch towns of Rotterdam and Helmond in the midlle of the ‘70s. The total area of each house is around 100 square meters (1075 sq. ft.), though about a quarter of the space is unusable due to angled ceilings. In 2009 several cubes were converted into a hostel.