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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/us_sears_tower_ledge
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I read that yesterday too. I'd do it. The problem is I'd be tempted to jump up and down in it to see how sturdy it actually was.
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KSensei wrote:
The problem is I'd be tempted to jump up and down in it to see how sturdy it actually was.

Well, I suppose the view gets better as you go down.
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The top floor observatory on the CN Tower in Toronto (taller than the Sears Tower) is a lot like this. Clear floor in a transparent bubble. Pretty scary.
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The Grand Canyon skywalk is also a great vertigo trigger. I might be convinced to try it if someone else forked over the fee and then gave me a good push.



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jarredscott78 wrote:
The top floor observatory on the CN Tower in Toronto (taller than the Sears Tower) is a lot like this. Clear floor in a transparent bubble. Pretty scary.


Thank you! When I heard about this yesterday I knew I'd been somewhere similar, but I couldn't remember where.
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The question is...

...if the 400lb elephant-man in front of you were to suddenly pass out, and smash face down into the 'floor'....it wouldn't break, would it? Because that would SUCK.

Ditto the balcony one. If someone, in terror, spilled their drink and a huge pool of fluid formed on the 'floor', and you slipped on it...would you go through the sides and right off the edge?

IE., - I have enough faith in construction techniques to know that - all things being equal - this should hold me, standing upright and walking across it. The only fear I have is of things substantially outside my control suddenly changing the variables involved.
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The only fear I have is of things substantially outside my control suddenly changing the variables involved.

Yes, those same fears that overcome me whenever I walk across the Interstate Bridge.
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"The balconies can hold five tons, and the glass is an inch-and-a-half thick, officials said. " (from article link above)

....I would still be nervous
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Should be just fine as there have never, ever been any critical engineering failures in this country.
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OriginalDM wrote:
Should be just fine as there have never, ever been any critical engineering failures in this country.

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Looks pretty awesome to me. I think I would do the kid thing and press my face on the floor - after wiping it clean first...

Sleeping up there and waking up to that straight down view could be interesting...
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XanderF wrote:
Ditto the balcony one. If someone, in terror, spilled their drink and a huge pool of fluid formed on the 'floor', and you slipped on it...would you go through the sides and right off the edge?


These gave me a great idea! What about some kind of "slip-n-slide" that you ran/got pushed/slide down something that whips you around the loop on something slippery. That would be awesome!
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OriginalDM wrote:
Should be just fine as there have never, ever been any critical engineering failures in this country.


That's what I always think about when I get to go to Vegas and see the ads for the ride that launches you off the side of the Stratosphere Tower.

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KSensei wrote:
I read that yesterday too. I'd do it. The problem is I'd be tempted to jump up and down in it to see how sturdy it actually was.

About 6 months ago I was stood on the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto and I did exactly this.

It didn't half freak people out.
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OMG.

Ok, sears tower with this balcony - WOW, probalby i can try

Skywalk in Grand Canyon - damn, this is probably too much for me

but this CRAZY thing in Las Vegas !!!! OMG - No way, even if someone will give me seriuos money ..... this is too scary - i'm only wathing it and i have strange feeling in my chest! zombie
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Any one of these would be a good thing for me to do if I felt a sudden urge to get remarried...as I think my wife would actually die of fright.
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So I'll add Toronto's equivalent here:



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I've been to the CN tower and I could not make myself step on the clear floor. I have major height issues, just reading this thread gave me the heebee jeebees. Shudder.

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walk_softly wrote:
I've been to the CN tower and I could not make myself step on the clear floor. I have major height issues, just reading this thread gave me the heebee jeebees. Shudder.



I am forcing myself to practice T'ai Chi breathing to compensate for my tensing shoulders after reading this thread.

Maybe these sorts of experiences are the sort of contact therapy I would need to break my immobilizing fear of heights.
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OriginalDM wrote:
Should be just fine as there have never, ever been any critical engineering failures in this country.


At least glass is harder to resonate than steel...

I hope...

Damn you failed Physics.
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diehard4life wrote:
walk_softly wrote:
I've been to the CN tower and I could not make myself step on the clear floor. I have major height issues, just reading this thread gave me the heebee jeebees. Shudder.



I am forcing myself to practice T'ai Chi breathing to compensate for my tensing shoulders after reading this thread.

Maybe these sorts of experiences are the sort of contact therapy I would need to break my immobilizing fear of heights.
Or cause your heart to explode from terror and put you out of your misery. I'm pretty sure that's what would happen to me.

So, hell no!!
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These kids seem to like it:





And this one seems decidedly nonplussed:
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