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ND66
2nd July 2009, 08:06
Now I don't have to drive to the Grand Canyon... :up:


...The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's 103rd floor Skydeck. Their transparent walls, floor and ceiling leave visitors with the impression they're floating over the city....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/us_sears_tower_ledge

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090701/capt.00e8206ccc7f4decaca5e4c5e38f94d4.sears_tower_ ledge_cx101.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090701/capt.768876078f1749f8bdacb12a7a6a40e5.sears_tower_ ledge_cx103.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090701/capt.2191a619b4aa4dddb90087df6a231b0a.sears_tower_ ledge_cx102.jpg

Brian Ellis
2nd July 2009, 08:19
Just looking at the photos gived me the collywobbles! :( :(

ND66
2nd July 2009, 09:36
Well, for those that like to step on a solid ground I’d recommend the undergoing Chicago Riverwalk development. Part of it just opened too.



http://www.explorechicago.org/etc/medialib/explore_chicago/tourism/chicago_riverwalk.Par.80119.Image.0.0.1.jpg

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/riverwalkdevcomm.jpg

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/riverwalkplan2_2.jpg

http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/riverwalkplan3_2.jpg

Tjalfe
2nd July 2009, 11:31
the CN towers glass floor is bad enough.. this, with glass railing, I doubt I could be convinced to walk on. How thick is the glass?.. and I presume there are mylar films or something similar on it to make it even stronger

ND66
2nd July 2009, 12:01
...The balconies can hold five tons, and the glass is an inch-and-a-half thick, officials said....

I've been to CN tower, we set at the nearby bar and enjoyed a nice & cold Molson beer while watching reaction of those that accidentally wondered onto that glass floor...

… just imagine what happened the second they realized what they’re standing on!!! :D

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Dr Mordrid
2nd July 2009, 14:29
At CN I was fine with it, but then I'm the former skydiver & BASE jumper.

My wife, on the other hand....

Fat Tone
2nd July 2009, 15:29
I jumped up and down on the glass in the CN tower. But there was less of me then ;)

ND66
2nd July 2009, 20:22
Check out this Video (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/31698179#31698179):

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Lizzard[MPE]
4th July 2009, 04:56
I don't remember that being there two years ago

Lizzard[MPE]
4th July 2009, 04:57
nevermind, i obviously hadn't clicked on the link before I commented.

Fat Tone
6th July 2009, 07:26
Here's another view, more vertical.

http://www.break.com/pictures/glass-balcony813985.html