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    New Afraid of Heights Experience

    Since we have had threads about being afraid of heights before, here is a new experience for you.

    Sears Tower Ledge
    http://www.theskydeck.com/theledge.asp

    At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor,
    providing never-before-seen views of the city.
    Next time you are in Chicago would you step out ?

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    I've minimized my fear of heights to the point that I was able to take a two-hour helicopter tour while I was in Hawaii a few weeks ago (and I was in the front seat!).

    But no, I don't want to try this...

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    Yes that will be cool. I will do it. The last time we were in Chicago the Sears tower was packed with school groups. We went to the Hancock Tower at night instead (spectacular).


    And I want to walk out on the Skyway att he Grand Canyon too!
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    I've done the CN tower glass floor experience in Toronto. It scared the bejeezus out of me. No thank you, Sear's Tower. My heart is racing just thinking about it.

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    I couldnt do that. Although I think i would be pressured by my gfriend and ultimately submit.
    I went up on the sears tower back in 1998 and it was tough to stand near the windows and look down, I cant imagine the sheer terror of that monstrosity.
    IMHO the Hancock is much better. They have a bar up on the top and it is very swank and for a 9 dollars you can get a bloody mary and enjoy the far superior view. Actually the womens bathroom in the Hancock bar has floor to ceiling windows that have the best view in the city (It has been written up). I had a sneak peek after my gfriend cleared the way. Quite amazing and if you sit on the toilet with the door open..... it will be the best s**t you ever took!

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    that looks awesome!!!!

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    I'd do it in a heartbeat!
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    Not I! It combines my fear of heights with my distrust of engineers.
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    I'll certainly check it out on my next annual 9/11 visit to the Skydeck.



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    Are you nuts!

    Ok, I might try it, but I would be a sweaty, shaky mess by the time I inched my way out there. This definitely plays on my most profound phobia - falling to my death form great heights.
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    Well.....

    I wish some architect out there would build the whole building out of that stuff How cool would that be to see everything, all the pipes, electrical, insulation, people, and every wall was see through

    Yes, I'd walk out for about 10 seconds then be done with it.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Not I! It combines my fear of heights with my distrust of engineers.
    ^^^What he said.^^^
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    Dang! None of the women in the rendering are wearing skirts!

    Hell, no, I'm not going out on that thing!

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    Quote Originally posted by southsideamy View post
    I've done the CN tower glass floor experience in Toronto. It scared the bejeezus out of me. No thank you, Sear's Tower. My heart is racing just thinking about it.
    I did that, too, and thought it was very cool. Had to get the obligatory picture. I think I would give the Sears Tower one a try.

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    When we hiked up Multnomah Falls, I had my then-husband drag my sorry butt to the edge of the lookout platform while I was shaking and in tears so I could check the view. So I guess I might, depending on circumstances. My fear of heights never stopped me from going up castle towers....etc.

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    Well, to begin with, I would have a coronary just getting on an elevator that was going up that high, so NO, no way, unh-unh.

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    Awe Come on.....

    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Well, to begin with, I would have a coronary just getting on an elevator that was going up that high, so NO, no way, unh-unh.
    I'll hold your hand
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    Not me! Yellow rain would start to fall about the time somebody shoved me out there.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Not me! Yellow rain would start to fall about the time somebody shoved me out there.

    Would it help if The One held your hand, too? Send pics!

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    I wish some architect out there would build the whole building out of that stuff How cool would that be to see everything, all the pipes, electrical, insulation, people, and every wall was see through

    Yes, I'd walk out for about 10 seconds then be done with it.
    ditto!!!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Sears Tower Ledge
    http://www.theskydeck.com/theledge.asp


    Next time you are in Chicago would you step out ?

    Statue of Liberty Crown Reopens July 4th


    Next time you are in New York City would you swim out?

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