Ledge at the Sears Tower

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Has anyone been up to the new glass observation cubes that just opened on Chicago's Sears Tower? If you've been, let us know what it's like.

    Here's some video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8132247.stm

    In general I'm not afraid of heights, but I have to admit that they (= the new glass cubes) freak me out a little bit.

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    yeah never gonna happen, even the photos give me the willies
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    Jul 08, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Here's a good one...it's not as death-defying as it looks. What a great picture.

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    Jul 08, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidyeah never gonna happen, even the photos give me the willies

    Big bad you afraid of heights? I've no plans for Chicago, but I did the one at the Grand Canyon. That was spectacular!
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    Jul 08, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    must be new... looks sweet
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    Jul 08, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    lilTanker saidyeah never gonna happen, even the photos give me the willies

    Big bad you afraid of heights? I've no plans for Chicago, but I did the one at the Grand Canyon. That was spectacular!


    careful Mr, or I'll beat you up and take your lunch money!

    its not so much the hights, its the glass, that freaks me out like nuffin else...
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    Jul 08, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    DCEric said
    lilTanker saidyeah never gonna happen, even the photos give me the willies

    Big bad you afraid of heights? I've no plans for Chicago, but I did the one at the Grand Canyon. That was spectacular!


    careful Mr, or I'll beat you up and take your lunch money!

    its not so much the hights, its the glass, that freaks me out like nuffin else...

    I'd like to see you try.
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    Jul 08, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    lilTanker said
    DCEric said
    lilTanker saidyeah never gonna happen, even the photos give me the willies

    Big bad you afraid of heights? I've no plans for Chicago, but I did the one at the Grand Canyon. That was spectacular!


    careful Mr, or I'll beat you up and take your lunch money!

    its not so much the hights, its the glass, that freaks me out like nuffin else...

    I'd like to see you try.

    ugh so would i icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 08, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    It's pretty amazing! Haven't been up there yet, but I'll take a stroll when I'm in Chicago.
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    Jul 08, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    Sears Towers, on Chicago's Loop, is amazing. I've been to The Sky Deck, and it is AMAZING.

    If you haven't been there, understand, this building is MAMMOTH. It's a city block long at its base.

    http://www.searstower.com/

    www.theskydeck.com

    It also has the world's fastest elevator, which leaves your stomach down below.

    If you have a chance to visit, make sure to go into the bathroom and look into a clean toilet bowl. You'll be able to see the building sway demonstrated there (even with the dampeners). On a windy day, and we were there on a cold, blustery, winter day, in December, the building was swaying in the wind. It's a weird feeling. WHAT A VIEW!

    One of the world's largest residences, The John Hancock Building, is right across the street.

    http://www.hancock-observatory.com

    My web servers set for many years in Dallas's tallest building at 901 Main.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_America_Plaza_(Dallas)

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    Jul 08, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    The John Hancock Tower isn't across the street from the soon-to-be-former Sears Tower. It must be at least a couple miles away on Michigan Avenue.

    http://www.citypass.com/map/chicago.html



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    Jul 08, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    allgoodinhwood saidThe John Hancock Tower isn't across the street from the soon-to-be-former Sears Tower. It must be at least a couple miles away on Michigan Avenue.

    http://www.citypass.com/map/chicago.html




    I was speaking figuratively. To an old farm boy, or someone standing in The Skydeck, it's quite close.

    I understand the value of mapquest.com and Google Maps.

    Please take a liberal interpretation of my statement.
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    Jul 08, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThe joke's on all of you. There is no 'Sears Tower' anymore.


    Please, try getting anyone in this town to stop calling it Sears Tower. Give us a decade or so to get use to the idea and maybe we'll start thinking about it.icon_lol.gif

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    Jul 08, 2009 5:58 AM GMT
    No way. that is way to much vertigo for this kid.