Step Up to New 'Ledge' at Sears Tower

Glass balconies jut 4 feet into the air
By A Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2009 4:33 PM CDT
Step Up to New 'Ledge' at Sears Tower
Anna Kane, 5, of Alton, Ill. lays down on "The Ledge," the new glass balconies suspended 1,353 feet in the air from Chicago's Sears Tower.   (AP Photo)

The view from Chicago’s Sears Tower just got more vivid. Starting tomorrow, visitors can step into glass enclosures that extend 4 feet out from the building’s 103rd floor and see all 1,353 feet straight down, the Tribune reports. Designed by the original architects of the soon-to-be-renamed Willis Tower, the Ledge has three layers of thick glass that weigh 1,500 pounds. (Read more Sears Tower stories.)

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