Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sears Tower 103 Floor

Sears Tower in Chicago, now known as Willis Tower, is 108 stories tall and has a very special feature on the 103 floor.

You might have heard about it.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is somewhat similar to the glass floor walk out over the Grand canyon which we mentioned on a DIT on Wed Nov 4, 2009.  If you didn't see that DIT, HERE'S THE LINK 

And, yes, walking out over the Grand Canyon would be pretty Scary.

But someone has upped the ante so to speak with another pretty scary walk, a glass balcony over the City of Chicago !

How did they do this?  Well, they built glass box platforms onto which you can pay your money to stand and look out and… gasp…if you dare …. down !!

Admittedly, this is not a vacation experience that everyone will want to do. 

But, if you would like a vicarious experience, several websites have posted pictures of what you will or can see.

To view one of these sets of pictures, HERE'S A LINK

And for the 'piece de resistance', another article about this includes a video of what you see when you are 'on the ledge', check this out.  HERE"S THE LINK