Tourists standing stories above Chicago get a scare when the protective coating over the glass sightseeing ledge shatters. 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 rd 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 and give tourists the feeling of standing suspended in midair 1, feet above the ground and 4 feet away from the building. Visitors at the Ledge are treated to unobstructed views of Chicago from the building's west side and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below — for those brave enough to look straight down.
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Tourists visiting the SkyDeck on the rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago got quite a scare when a protective layer on the glass bottom floor cracked. There are four ledges that allow visitors to step four feet away from the building and experience what it would be like to be suspended 1, feet above the ground. From that height, they can get a panoramic view of Chicago along with Lake Michigan and parts of Indiana. The ledges are made of three layers of half-inch glass and have a protective coating designed to keep the glass from getting scratched as people step on it. Officials say that nobody was in any danger , but they closed the area so they could replace the protective layer.
Nevertheless, the footage posted to social media earlier this week shows visitors looking somewhat alarmed. The ledge is comprised of glass enclosures that protrude 4. The spokesperson told WLS that the coating had been replaced and that the ledge is back open for business. It's not the first time the coating has cracked.
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