If you’re scared of heights, it may be time to look away now. Not content with having the tallest building in America , the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building’s Skydeck.

Designers say the platforms – collectively dubbed The Ledge – have been purposely designed to make visitors feel as they are floating above the city. The reward is unobstructed views of Chicago from the building’s west side and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below – for those brave enough to look straight down.

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admin On March - 14 - 2010

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  2. Bob Jones says:

    Uh, sorry, I’m thinking the glass floor at the CN tower is higher.

  3. tech says:

    nice post. thanks.

  4. RSS Italiano says:

    […] (116)  Vetro piano più alto del mondo […]

  5. Vetro piano più alto del mondo says:

    […] Se hai paura delle altezze, potrebbe essere tempo di guardare via ora. Non contento di avere il più alto edificio in America, i proprietari di Sears Tower di Chicago hanno installato quattro scatola di vetro piattaforme panoramiche, che penetrano fuori dall'edificio 103 piani più in alto. I balconi sono sospese 1.353 piedi in aria [. . . ] URL articolo originale […]

  6. Höchsten Glasboden der Welt says:

    […] Wenn Sie Höhenangst haben Angst, kann es Zeit, sich jetzt zu suchen. Nicht zufrieden damit, daß das höchste Gebäude in Amerika, die Eigentümer der Sears Tower in Chicago installiert haben vier gläserne Box Aussichtsplattformen, die den Stock aus dem Gebäude 103 Stockwerke. Die Balkone sind [ausgesetzt 1.353 Meter in die Luft. . . ] URL des Original-Artikel […]

  7. étage le plus élevé de verre du monde says:

    […] Si vous avez peur des hauteurs, il peut être temps de regarder loin maintenant. Non content d'avoir le plus grand bâtiment en Amérique, les propriétaires de la tour Sears de Chicago ont installé quatre belvédères boîte de verre qui sortent de l'immeuble 103 étages plus haut. Les balcons sont suspendues 1.353 pieds en l'air [. . . ] URL article original: […]

  8. Más alto de cristal de piso del mundo says:

    […] Si tienes miedo a las alturas, puede ser el momento de mirar hacia otro lado ahora. No contentos con tener el edificio más alto de América, los dueños de la Torre Sears en Chicago han instalado cuatro plataformas de observación caja de vidrio que se pegan fuera del edificio de 103 pisos más arriba. Los balcones están suspendidos 1.353 pies en el aire [. . . ] URL del artículo original […]

  9. Natalie says:

    Yeah, CN tower’s glass floor is much higher and freakier since you’re just walking and all of a sudden its a glass floor!

  10. Hey Bob Jones... says:

    The glass floor at the Sears Tower is 1353 ft off the ground, while the CN tower’s glass floor is 1122. That would make the article correct and your comment a FAIL.

  11. Foot stomp says:

    I wanna go there and stomp my foot really hard…

    Then jump out of the way just in time!!

  12. Lahm says:

    Wow, the flooring is so strong! Hope I can visit the plance someday.

  13. chris says:

    um, sry? but the skywalk above the colorado rive, in grand canyon are like 4,770 ft ..

  14. Omegalegato says:

    Actually, since this is ABOVE the grand canyon, this is still much higher. It may be 4,770ft from skywalk to the bottom, but taken in that context, put side by side the sear tower height would be 6,023ft (since the tower is built on level ground. and the grand canyons just a big divot).

  15. Ol' Deej says:

    The CN tower’s glass floor is the 113th. And I can speak from experience, the extra ten floors are noticeable.

  16. dave says:

    i would shit mah pants (not really) if i were up there O_o!

  17. Narubiq says:

    I wanna go I wanna go!!

  18. Wooniouby says:

    Amazing view!

  19. ety says:

    Awesome website I love the layout.Keep the good working! thanks!

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