Tourists Flip Out as Glass Shatters on Observation Skydeck in Chicago [Video]
The glass skydeck at Chicago’s Willis Tower appeared to have cracked under the weight of tourists, but the tower’s spokesperson said it was just a protective coating.
What you talkin’ about WillisTower?
On Wednesday afternoon, a nightmare scenario played out at Chicago’s Willis Tower SkyDeck — formerly the Sears Tower — as four tourists standing on part of the glass floor in a viewing box 103 floors — 1,353 feet — above Chicago heard a crack.
Alejandro Garibay, his brother, and two cousins were the unlucky tourists who now have the best souvenir photo ever.
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) May 29, 2014
To be fair, these techie engineers probably didn’t take into consideration the weight of American tourists…
A spokesman for the building says not to fear — it was just a protective coating on the Willis Tower ledge that cracked, something it’s designed to do. The structural integrity is completely sound.
Tell that to the family’s soiled drawers.