Glass Floor of Skydeck on Willis Tower Chicago Cracks Leaving Tourists Horrified
Sometimes, even the best of archaeological marvels can falter and get damaged overtime in spite of the materials and professionalism used in building them. It is the same with the famous Glass Skydeck on the 103rd floor of Chicago’s Willis Tower which actually cracked beneath a tourist’s feet terrifying them obviously because it might have given them the fright of the life. The incident took place on the 10th of June and is the second time to take place in five years.
1Formerly Sears tower Chicago and renamed
The Willis tower was formerly known as the Sears Tower Chicago and is the second tallest building in the United States. More than 1 million people visit its Skydeck every year but this year turned out disastrous. The floor of the deck cracked right beneath the feet of a mother and her two kids who were standing on the glass for the first time.
2No injuries were sustained during the terrifying incident
Luckily the incident didn’t end in any injuries because it could have been a horrible and dangerous incident had it broken completely. The Tower authorities said that no one was injured and insists also that the family were not in any danger because only the glass coating was cracked and that just forms a part of a protective layer on the Skydeck floor.
3It had cracked once before
The ledge on Willis tower cracked once before in May 2014 and was subsequently replaced so why has it cracked again, perhaps something is not quite right with the materials or the architecture. One tourist recalled hearing a “boom” before observing that the glass had suddenly splintered into thousands of pieces. That was the time the mother and her two children were standing on the deck.
4The family of three was horrified
The family of three was happily observing the views at a height of 1,451 feet that makes the Willis tower the tallest building in Chicago and the second tallest building in the United States. The Skydeck glass ledges protrudes outwards and this allows tourists breathtaking views from the ledge including the feeling that there is nothing beneath their feet because of the glass and the transparent feature.