Willis Tower Glass Cracks Under Family

    Children stand on "The Ledge" a five-sided glass box 1,353 feet (412 meters) above the street in Chicago July 1, 2009. The Ledge is part of Skydeck Chicago located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. It opens to the public on July 2. REUTERS/Frank Polich  (UNITED STATES SOCIETY TRAVEL) - RTR258EX

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    A family in Chicago from California were in for a bit of surprise when they sat down on a viewing ledge 103 floors up in the Willis Tower in Chicago. As they rested, the ledge appeared to crack. “As soon as I put pressure on my palm to lift myself up, I just hear it, and I feel the glass just shatter,” Alejandro Garibay said. However, a Willis Tower spokesperson said, “Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way. Whatever happened last night is a result of the protective coating doing what it’s designed to.” Apparently, the coating is supposed to crack to protect the structural pieces underneath it. Somebody should consider putting up a sign.

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