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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:52 PM

Protective layer on The Ledge at Chicago's Willis Tower cracks as visitors stand on it



A trip to the top of the tallest building in Chicago turned into an even more harrowing experience in the sky for some visitors Monday when a protective coating on the glass-floored balcony began to crack beneath their feet.

The incident happened on the Willis Tower's 103rd floor, the location of the tourist attraction Skydeck Chicago where visitors can get a panoramic view of the city, Lake Michigan, and even parts of neighboring Indiana.

The attraction also features four glass enclosures collectively called The Ledge, which opened in 2009 and gives tourists the feeling of standing suspended in midair 1,353 feet above the ground and 4 feet away from the building


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Reply Protective layer on The Ledge at Chicago's Willis Tower cracks as visitors stand on it (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 12 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jun 12 #1
backtoblue Jun 12 #2
Beringia Jun 12 #3
3Hotdogs Jun 12 #4
Crunchy Frog Jun 13 #5
gldstwmn Jun 13 #6
Buns_of_Fire Jun 13 #7

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:16 PM

1. My stomach lurched just reading this



thank god it cracked instead of just falling.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:55 PM

3. Ha, we used to call it the Sears Tower

I didn't even know it was now called the Willis Tower after Willis bought the name rights. I stood on that glass balcony myself.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:57 PM

4. All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:53 AM

5. I knew there was a good reason I'm afraid of heights. n/t

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:04 AM

6. I've stood on that thing. Never again.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:22 AM

7. Don't make too much out of it or they'll start billing it as a thrill ride and charge more.

Do you have the nerve to stand on The Ledge?

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