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 Citys streets from 1,353 feet in the air.
General manager Randy Stancik says walking the ledge is a very emotional experience for visitors.
Hes seen people cry, laugh, do handstands, push-ups, and dangle their babies in what may be a tribute to Michael Jacksons infamous balcony moment with his son Blanket.
Some visitors even seem to contract a case of Tourettes 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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