Glass Ledge on 103rd Story of Chicago’s Tallest Building Cracks, NBD

In a confirmation that heights are evil and you’re 100% right to be afraid of them, the glass ledge on the 103rd story of Chicago’s Willis Tower cracked and shattered while four tourists were on it.

The tourist attraction referred to as The Ledge, featuring four glass boxes suspended on the side of the building, was supposed to hold up to five tons. That’s what a group of four tourists were told when they goofed with employees about the strength of the glass panels Wednesday night. “They jokingly and confidently responded, ‘It’s unbreakable,’ so we just went on,” Alejandro Garibay told NBC News Chicago.

Then this happened:

Garibay and his family heard the cracking and quickly returned inside to alert employees.

“I walked them over so they could see and they were totally shocked and asked us to step away and then proceeded to start calling staff and techs and I don’t know who else. When we pulled our phones to start recording and take pictures they asked us to leave right away,” he said.

According to NBC News, tower officials have not responded to a request for comment.

[h/t NBC News Chicago]

[Image via Alejandro Garibay / Shutterstock]

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