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Glass floor cracks 103 stories above


WITH HIM. TAKE A LOOK AND A LISTEN. .>>103 STORIES ABOVE THE GROUND.>>ALL I SEE IS JUST GLASS THAT’S BREAKING UNDERNEATH ME.>>Reporter: FOUR COUSINS POSE TOGETHER FOR A PICTURE ON A GLASS OBSERVATION DECK OVERL OVERLOOKING CHICAGO AND THE SECOND THEY STOOD UP. >>I CAN FEEL THE GLASS JUST SHATTERING COMPLETELY AROUND MY HAND. >>Reporter: THEY LOOK BACK TO SEE THE EYES. THEY FEARED THE LEDGE WAS ABOUT TO FALL TO THE GROUND. >>BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THROUGH IT OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT THAT, YOU KNOW, OH, MY GOSH, SOMETHING BROKE. >>Reporter: ENGINEER SAYS THERE’S A THICK PANEL OF GLASS THAT DIDN’T BREAK. DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND 10,000 POUNDS OR 5 TONS OF WEIGHT. WE WATCHED AS CREWS REPLACED THE THIN LAYER ABOVE IT THAT CAUSED SUCH A SCARE. SO THIS IS THE NEW SHEET OF GLASS THAT WILL GO ON THE SKY DECK. IF YOU LOOK HERE YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY HOW THIN THAT IS. CREWS TELL ME THAT THIS IS MEANT TO BE SCRATCHED AND SCRAPED UP. IN FACT, IT’S REPLACED EVERY SIX TO NINE MONTHS DEPENDING ON WEAR AND TEAR. FROM OUTSIDE, AT A HELICOPTER’S VANTAGE POINT, YOU CAN SEE HOW THE OBSERVATION LEDGE EXTENDS JUST BEYOND THE WILLIS TOWER WITH THE NEW GLASS PANEL FINALLY IN PLACE, WE PUT IT TO THE TEST. SO WE ARE STEPPING ON TO THAT THIN SHEET OF GLASS NOW. >>THAT’S CORRECT. THE QUARTER INCH TOP PIECE OF GLASS IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE 1 1/2-INCH THICK STRUCTURAL GLASS. >>OH, MY GOD, TAKE THE PICTURE.>>RepD EVEN THESE GUYS

28 thoughts on “Glass floor cracks 103 stories above

  1. Last June i went to this place and while standing on the glass i jumped a few times and when i looked up everyone but the employee taking my picture looked at me like i was crazy. I'd do it again if i go back to Chicago someday.

  2. seeing these people standing there.. My nuts.. they tingle and i just want to punch them in the face for going out there.

  3. guy look disappointed that they couldn't proceed with suing the engineer or the owner of the building.

  4. if they didn't have the thin replaceable layer it would get so scratched you wouldn't be able to see through it after a year

  5. they should probably put a sign up explaining how that top piece is meant to break first. Like a screen saver.

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