Experiencing Chicago from the top of its numerous skyscrapers has been a tourist favorite for some time (as we’ve previously reported here). And, once you’ve seen the images, you’ll understand why — of course, there is always the possibility to vertigo, but the risk is well worth it.
In any case, if you did decide to get up there, you would certainly hope that your perch is made to be as secure as possible. At the very least, you wouldn’t expect the glass floor to shatter beneath your feet. Well, that’s what happened at 1,353 ft up on the 103rd floor The Willis Tower’s iconic Skydeck Ledge…
1. One of the four boxes of The Ledge, the 103rd floor tourist attraction atop Chicago’s Willis Tower, appeared to show cracks Wednesday night, but a building official said what was damaged was a protective layer on the glass and that there was no danger to visitors.
2. Alejandro Garibay (center left), his brother Ernesto (center right), and two cousins (also pictured) in the glass enclosure just seconds before they heard the sound of shattering glass.
3. Technicians tend to the shattered protective coating that covers the floor of one of four boxes that make up The Ledge 1,353-feet up the Willis Tower in Chicago.
4. Do not look down! Brave tourists step out onto The Ledge which juts out 1,353ft above the sidewalks of Chicago.
Here is a video of the terrifying accident:
Share this frightening experience with your friends below — they may want to keep that in mind the next time they are in Chicago.