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July 2, 2009

Hello, hello, I'm at a place called Vertigo


Aka "The Ledge," the four new glass balconies at the Sears Tower in Chicago, open to the public for the first time today.


High story short:  The 103rd floor glass balconies are suspended 1,353 feet up.


You stand on an unframed glass floor 1.5 inches thick, extending out 4.3 feet from the wall of the building.


If you like, you can look straight down at the miniature taxis on Wacker Avenue.

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why do my knees feel so funny looking at those pictures?

Posted by: fritz | Jul 2, 2009 5:07:58 PM

oohh, those little rivets, or whatever they are, holding the thing in place, a dab of silicon perhaps? no way, mm mm, couldn't do it.

Posted by: tamra | Jul 2, 2009 4:16:01 PM

I never thought I'd go to Chicago again, but now I wonder when I can get there next!

I am, of course, terrified of heights, so I seek out occasions to confront that fear. So far, no effect on my lizard brain, which remains terrified. Cheaper than roller-coasters, usually!

Posted by: Phillip Winn | Jul 2, 2009 11:46:46 AM

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