Derrick Russell



Recently some tourists were standing on "The Ledge" at Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) in Chicago... when the whole thing cracked!!!  Here is the Garibay family from California with a snapshot just before the"incident" and the cracked glass right after! 

How about a big ol' glass of nope.   To put those cracks in perspective, that box is an all glass construction on the 103rd floor of Willis tower.  1,353 feet above the streets of Chicago.  That is almost 400 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower and 100 feet taller than the roof of the Empire State building.  Officially the glass didn't crack, just the protective coating on top did but still, when the thing you are standing on while looking the length of 13 plus basketball courts straight down cracks... you panic a little (or an extreme amount, whatever... I won't judge).  According to the the Willis Tower website the ledge was built in 2009 and was built out of " 1,500 pound glass panels. Each box is comprised of three layers of half-inch thick glass laminated into one seamless unit. The low-iron, clear glass is fully tempered for durability."  Funnily enough, the inspiration for the ledge came from them always having to clean forehead prints off the glass as almost everybody tried to reenact that one scene from Ferris Bueller


Wonder how Ferris would have reacted had that glass cracked when he was leaning on it?

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05/29/2014 10:59AM
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