So there are a few phobias that the majority of people have. One of them is standing on a very high building that is made completely out of glass. You look down and there it is, huge skyscrapers beneath your feet – it’s beautiful but so damn terrifying at the same time. While you’re enjoying this breathtaking view, you hear a sound, an unpleasant one, it seems like something is slowly cracking. You look down and it’s the glass you’re standing on. Well, for some, it’s just a scary thought, for others – an actual reality they had to experience.
On Monday evening, visitors at Chicago’s Willis Tower Skydeck had a scary surprise
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Situated on the 103rd floor, Willis Tower Skydeck is a popular tourist attraction as it allows them to enjoy a beautiful view of the entire city as well as the nearby Lake Michigan.
Unexpectedly, Skydeck’s protective layer cracked while tourists were walking on it
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According to Willis Tower Skydeck’s spokesperson, nobody was in danger
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In fact, it was stated that this is exactly how the protective layer is supposed to act
It is said that this layer is supposed to crack since it is designed to protect the surface of the glass. In this case… it’s a good thing it cracked?
The Skydeck Ledge is visited by 1.7 million people each year who are always encouraged to step on the glass floor
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Skydeck’s Ledge is definitely a popular tourist attraction according to their website, ” In 2009, Skydeck Chicago opened its newest attraction, The Ledge, 4 glass boxes that extend 4.3 feet outside the Tower and stand 1,353 feet above Wacker Drive. With glass on the ceiling, floor, and all sides, it is truly an unforgettable experience.”