As unbreakable as… glass? Sears tower glass ledges. Wytrzymale… jak szklo? Szklane balkony na wiezowcu SEARS.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Interview with Sears Tower Skydeck manager, Randy Stancik.

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“The Skydeck has evolved to challenge our visitors curiosity,” said Randy Stancik, Skydeck general manager. “You only need to see the forehead prints on the windows to know that visitors are constantly trying to catch a glimpse below.” Visitors are now able to see 1,353 feet straight down.

The 1,500-pound glass panels used in the Ledge’s construction on the 103rd floor of the skyscraper were installed by MTH Industries, the same architectural metal contractor that installed the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park, according to the Web site.

The ledge was designed by Sears Tower’s original architects, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP. Each box is made of three layers of half-inch thick glass.


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