Skip to comments.Chicago Skydeck on 103rd floor begins to crack under family
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 thats because we designed it this way, he told the paper. Whatever happened last night is a result of the protective coating doing what its designed to.
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Technicians plan to more fully inspect the structure as soon as building maintenance cleans up the 3” deep layer of human fecal matter.
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.
Did the Chris Christie family visit at this time?
I very nearly got killed in a 5' fall, and spent 2 weeks in ICU. I'm not big on heights anymore.
And they immediately hit the nearest Target for new underwear.
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.
Designed to crack, oh that sounds likely.
If it would’ve happened to me, they would have had to send a cleaning crew.
No but Huckabee’s family did.
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.
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...
Wonder who the vendor is that has that contract.
“For the love of God, I thought tourists could fly!”
Let’s find out, said the owl...
I have absolutely no desire to stand on a tiny piece of glass 1353 feet above splat level.
Is that wrong?
It gets worse if we find out it’s made in China.
I would have soiled my raiment to be sure
Kind of like the new Bay Bridge in Oakland too.
It’ll fall down soon.
Or as we say in the IT world, "That's not a bug, that's a feature."
Grand Fool’s Walk!
Wiley Coyote says it's perfectly safe.
What a laugh! Lame excuse. And these buildings are supposed to be earthquake-proof?
LOL. You have such an elegant way of turning that phrase.
Holy Moly! Now that begs two questions.
1: How big is that family?
2: How big are that family?
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.
“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..
Or as Bill Cosby put it, “First you say it, then you do it.”
why would a protective coating be designed to crack? wouldn’t that end the protection?
Sounds almost as dangerous as ground level in Chicago.
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.
LOL - one of the classic lines in the history of TV!
“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” - Arthur Carlson
talk about brown trousers time!
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