Glass Floor of Skydeck on Willis Tower Chicago Cracks Leaving Tourists Horrified

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9An iconic landmark of Chicago visited by 1.7 million people yearly

The Willis tower even from the time it was known as the Sears Tower is in an iconic landmark of Chicago and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere that stands at 1450 feet with 110 stories. It is the 8th tallest building in the world and 1.7 million Visitors come to the tower every year just to experience the exhilarating glass Skydeck.

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10You can see up to 50 miles and four states

From the Skydeck, one can see up to 50 miles and four states. The ledge also dares visitors to stand on it and feel as if you are floating in air 103 floors over the Chicago River and Wacker Drive. The concept of the ledge drew inspiration from the hundreds of forehead imprints that visitors would leave while attempting to rest against the glass and look out. The ledge and Skydeck give them the best opportunity and experience to have an unobstructed view of the city.

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11There are other interactive attractions as well

The Skydeck also comes with other attractions too such as interactive educational, sports, architecture, history, music and food. The museum is also one of the highlights of the tower which was created to celebrate the history and culture of Chicago through interesting visuals. Video screens show visitors what it is like to stand on the ledge 103 floors high and over landmarks like Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, North Avenue Beach and Wrigley Field.

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12On can also watch the theater presentation

Even the elevators at the tower are an attraction that gives visitors the fastest ride to the top. There is also a theatre presentation that is titled “Reaching for the Sky” which narrates the story of how the well known landmarks of Chicago set up architectural standards after great fire. From the ledge and the Skydeck, you can see below where cars, vehicles and people all look like miniatures moving along.

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