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Chicago Skydeck on 103rd floor begins to crack under family
Fox News ^ | May 29, 2014

Posted on 05/29/2014 7:24:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A California family visiting the Willis Tower in Chicago said they heard the glass flooring on its 103rd floor Skydeck begin to crack Wednesday night while they were taking in views of the city.

A spokesman from the building said the sound came from the coating on the glass and the family was never in danger, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way,” he told the paper. “Whatever happened last night is a result of the protective coating doing what it’s designed to.” …

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: chicago; il; skydeck; willistower

1 posted on 05/29/2014 7:24:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way,”

LOL Kinda like Obamacare.
2 posted on 05/29/2014 7:25:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Olog-hai

Technicians plan to more fully inspect the structure as soon as building maintenance cleans up the 3” deep layer of human fecal matter.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 7:26:55 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Toronto has it where one can be directly over the Bluejays diamond baseball field. That is something, you are hundreds or thousands of feet above it.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 7:28:59 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Dick Bachert

Did the Chris Christie family visit at this time?


5 posted on 05/29/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Dick Bachert
Yep. I would have contributed.

I very nearly got killed in a 5' fall, and spent 2 weeks in ICU. I'm not big on heights anymore.

/johnny

6 posted on 05/29/2014 7:29:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

And they immediately hit the nearest Target for new underwear.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 7:31:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Olog-hai

Ri-i-i-i-ight. Take a look at the photos and you’ll see the familiar cracking pattern of safety glass just before it blows out. These folks were lucky, lucky, lucky.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 7:31:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Olog-hai

Designed to crack, oh that sounds likely.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 7:32:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Olog-hai

If it would’ve happened to me, they would have had to send a cleaning crew.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 7:32:34 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Olog-hai
Wonder if it's from the same glass company that did the Grand Canyon skywalk...


11 posted on 05/29/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MtnClimber

No but Huckabee’s family did.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why would the glass be designed to crack? Doesn’t it make sense to think that the cracking so high up will scare people witless????? Because visitors to the building won’t think it’s supposed to crack under their feet.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 7:40:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s double or triple pane. The only one that cracked was the top pane. Probably by design, over a period of time.

Of course, in collapsing buidings there’s something known as “pancaking”...

...but nah, that can’t happen with panes of glass...


14 posted on 05/29/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Wonder who the vendor is that has that contract.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: WorkingClassFilth

“For the love of God, I thought tourists could fly!”


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

Let’s find out, said the owl...


17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet above the ground and jut out 4 feet from the building. They're actually more like boxes than balconies, with transparent walls, floor and ceiling.

I have absolutely no desire to stand on a tiny piece of glass 1353 feet above splat level.

Is that wrong?

18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:18:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cripplecreek

It gets worse if we find out it’s made in China.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:24:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Olog-hai

I would have soiled my raiment to be sure


20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cripplecreek

Kind of like the new Bay Bridge in Oakland too.

It’ll fall down soon.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: cripplecreek
“Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way,”

Or as we say in the IT world, "That's not a bug, that's a feature."

22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack

Grand Fool’s Walk!


23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:29:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wiley Coyote says it's perfectly safe.

24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:53 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a laugh! Lame excuse. And these buildings are supposed to be earthquake-proof?


25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: bigbob

LOL. You have such an elegant way of turning that phrase.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:23 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Olog-hai
re: Chicago Skydeck on 103rd floor begins to crack under family

Holy Moly! Now that begs two questions.
1: How big is that family?

2: How big are that family?

27 posted on 05/29/2014 8:55:48 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Joe 6-pack

The wife and I went to the Taipei 101 that was enough of those sort of things for us even without the glass floor. If the glass glass had cracked under us, the simultaneous stroke would have done us in.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 9:01:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Olog-hai

“they heard the glass flooring on its 103rd floor Skydeck begin to crack Wednesday night”

I’m kinda sure at least one of them saw his/her life flash before their eyes..


29 posted on 05/29/2014 9:07:10 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Or as Bill Cosby put it, “First you say it, then you do it.”


30 posted on 05/29/2014 9:09:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

why would a protective coating be designed to crack? wouldn’t that end the protection?


31 posted on 05/29/2014 9:17:36 PM PDT by blueplum
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Sounds almost as dangerous as ground level in Chicago.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 9:29:05 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: cripplecreek
“Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way,”

Reminds me of the "galloping" bridge that ran between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, MS pre-Katrina. Some engineers noted that the spans of concrete tended to sag in the middle after a time of heavy use. They decided to "play the sag" by humping the concrete spans so that when they sagged, they would end up flat. Decades later, the humps were still there and it could make a weak stomach seasick going over it, especially in the heat of Summer when the expansion would increase the humps. Katrina did us a favor when she took that bridge out.

33 posted on 05/30/2014 3:58:27 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Flick Lives

LOL - one of the classic lines in the history of TV!

“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” - Arthur Carlson


34 posted on 05/30/2014 4:14:25 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Olog-hai

talk about brown trousers time!


35 posted on 05/30/2014 4:17:36 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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