Vertigo Above Chicago: The Willis Tower Ledge

Completed in 1974, the 108-storey Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) remained the tallest building in the World until 2010, when it was succeeded by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

The normal views from the Skydeck observation platform on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower are simply magnificent. I mean, how often do you get to look down on skyscrapers without the aid of some kind of aircraft?!

Yet you can take the thrill of being so high a step further (pun intended), by walking out onto The Ledge. This knee-wobbling attraction consists of four retractable glass boxes, each of which can be rolled out to form a balcony jutting four feet from the side of the building.

Can you see The Ledge?

What about now?

From one of these boxes the view to the side is of your friends, suspended 1353 feet above the street, atop one of the highest skyscrapers in the World.

My natural instinct was not to step out onto the glass floor, of course. But you only live once, right?

With Rich and Sue on The Ledge

A unique View to the Side, featuring me and Sue

This post was inspired by this photo themes of Atop and Instinct from the Daily Post, and View From The Side from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

There’s a lot of nothing beneath our feet!

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19 Responses to Vertigo Above Chicago: The Willis Tower Ledge

  1. AHHHHHHHHHH TOOOO much….lol… have fun!

  2. Margarita says:

    Wow! That is a unique feature…and view! 😉 xoM

  3. OMG! That Ledge is so scary! I guess you’re right — you only live once.

  4. I loved that ledge! Mind you, I couldn’t shake that ‘about to fall’ feeling the whole time, but it was well worth it!! I love that you have pictures from one ledge to another!

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    I would love to take that elevator. 😀 😀

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  7. ventisqueras says:

    mi è venuto il capogiro! non so se sarei capace di salire su!
    immagini grandiosie

  8. That elevator (?) is super scary. If I tried, my acrophobia would kill me before long 😀

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