Monday, July 27, 2009


Chicago Attraction An Emotional Rollercoaster

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Visitors of one major Chicago attraction typically go through an emotional rollercoaster.

The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago is an enclosed glass platform that juts out more than four feet off the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower – formerly known as the Sears Tower – so tourists can see straight down onto the Windy City’s streets from 1,353 feet in the air.

General manager Randy Stancik says walking the ledge is a “very emotional” experience for visitors.

He’s seen people cry, laugh, do handstands, push-ups, and dangle their babies in what may be a tribute to Michael Jackson’s infamous balcony moment with his son Blanket.

Some visitors even seem to contract a case of Tourette’s Syndrome when they step out on the sky high scenery.

Stancik laughs, “Every bad word comes out of their mouth. It feels very unnatural for them to take that step.”

He recommends that people look straight ahead when walking and then glance down to avoid freaking out too much.

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