The Glass Bottom of the Willis (Sear’s) Tower Skydeck Cracked Last Night

Willis Tower Skydeck

Willis Tower Skydeck

Imagine you are standing on a pane of glass at the highest observation deck in the United States, at 412.5 meters, one of the highest observation decks in the world. Now, imagine that the glass you are standing on starts to crack as you and you family are looking down. Sounds scary, and it happened to a family last night as they were visiting the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago. Well, to be fair, there are actually three panes of glass flooring the observation deck, and the family was not in any danger. The top pane was designed to shatter if over-stressed. But I’m sure that didn’t keep any of the visitors from crapping their pants when it happened. Whoo-ee.

Cracked skydeck at Willis Tower

I prefer the controlled chaos of an amusement park ride. Check out the preview of the new Busch Gardens ride, Falcon’s Fury, if you haven’t seen it yet…

 

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