103 Floors Straight Down

For those scared of heights, the Sears Tower Skydeck was probably never on their list of "must-see's." But the new glass floored observation point will undoubtedly thrill those looking for the ultimate view from the United States' tallest building. "I'm not going out on that thing" is one common reaction to the just opened addition to the Skydeck, named "The Ledge." But even more common is an exclamation of amazement (with perhaps a tinge of fear) from those who have stood looking between their feet 103 floors straight down. And yes, a very high percentage of the younger visitors do seem determined to lie down on The Ledge as you can see from the photo above taken opening weekend. Anytime you make changes to an iconic structure it must been done with care. "The Sears Tower has always been about innovation. For this new Skydeck experience, we have kept with that tradition." said … [Read more...]