Skip to comments.Cracks appear in Willis Tower's Skydeck: Tower spokesman says there is no danger
Posted on 05/29/2014 5:13:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin
group of tourists checking out the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Chicago skyscraper received the shock of a lifetime when the glass pane they were standing on began to crack, NBC Chicago reports.
The photo of the cracked glass, taken by Alejandro Garibay, quickly went viral. Nobody was hurt.
Garibay told NBC Chicago that after the protective layer began to crack, he alerted staffers. "When we pulled our phones to start recording and take pictures, they asked us to leave right away," he said.
Tourists who go to the very top of the skyscraper are given the opportunity to step out onto "the Ledge," a series of glass boxes made of three layers of glass built to hold five tons, and then look straight down on the Windy City.
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Oh, well, no problem, then.
What kind of a crack is that?
Evidently it was a coating on the glass that cracked and not the glass.
Built to hold five tons, eh? Just how large were these tourists? Moochelle gonna be talkin to them folks!
This is a job for Super O he should go with his wife and check out just to make sure it is safe.
Anyone who has seen my bungee jumping picture knows how I would have reacted...
If I was there they would buying me some new pants.
Damn I almost went on that on the 17 but ran out of time. Now I can’t see threw the glass.
When “Windows on the World” atop the World Trade Center, first opened, the views were of course spectacular, but people were afraid. The walls were 20’ high, and all glass..and most people were afraid to get too close to them. During serive, while people were waiting to be seated, The maitr’ d would have several bus boys taking turns running full speed into the walls, and bouncing off them..to show people it was safe..
Would you have shipped your pants?
Wish I had been there.
And he should take Chris Christie with him to test the glass.
Great story about Windows on the World!
The most insane thing I've heard all week.
It makes a lot of sense to have a protective cosmetic layer.
Personally, I think they were ON crack! :-)
Yes they both know everything.
A few years ago The Mythbusters did an episode to see if it was possible to leap at an office window and break through. I can’t remember if they managed to break a window. But after their experiment, they told the tale of a Toronto lawyer who would entertain visitors by taking a running leap and jumping into one his office windows on the 24th floor to show how strong they were. Except they weren’t as strong as the lawyer thought they were.
classic ‘stark fear’ pic
Got my pass to Great America and while I was being thoughtful, I stupidly asked if be would like to go and we could ride the coasters....
I was reminded of scared ghost photo
WOTW was a spectacular venue. I probably ate there over 100 times..Dusk was especially beautiful..the city lights would be on, yet you’d still get the colors of the sunset. Because it was so close to LaGuardia, airplanes on their final landing approach would actually be BELOW you...
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