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manzara
post Nov 30 2009, 04:05 PM
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If you're scared of heights, it may be time to look away now!

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Not content with having the tallest building in America , the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up.

The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's SkydecVisitors get their first view from The Ledge , four glass balconies suspended from the 103rd floor of Chicago 's Sears Tower.

Designers say the platforms - collectively dubbed The Ledge - have been purposely designed to make visitors feel as they are floating above the city. The reward is 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.

For thrillseekers, the boxes jut out four feet from the building and were specifically designed to make visitors feel as if they are floating

'The Sears Tower has always been about superlatives - tallest, largest, most iconic,' he said.

'The Ledge is the world's most awesome view, the world's most precipitous view, the view with the most 'wow' in the world.'

The balconies are 10ft high and 10ft wide, can hold five tons, and have glass which is 1.5 inch thick.


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post Dec 1 2009, 10:05 AM
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And I thought the glass floor in the CN Tower was scary!

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post Dec 1 2009, 07:40 PM
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Scary stuff! I got a head-rush standing where louise is in her photo!!


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post Dec 2 2009, 11:00 AM
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Haha that's not me! Does it look like me? *self conscious*


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post Dec 2 2009, 11:46 AM
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I get a head rush looking at any picture of Louise air_kiss.gif
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post Dec 2 2009, 02:39 PM
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Ahhhh! It's not me though!


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post Dec 8 2009, 10:07 AM
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A cool addition, but I don't honestly think I could get the guts up to walk onto one of those. Those kids are pretty fearless though.
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