Step Up to New 'Ledge' at Sears Tower

Glass balconies jut 4 feet into the air
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jul 1, 2009 4:33 PM CDT
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)
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(Newser) – 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.