Stepping out onto the Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge takes courage, or at least a very minimal fear of heights.
Just the thought of walking out onto a glass box that extends four feet from a building at 1,353 feet in the air is enough to make our knees weak.
But what would happen if you were out on that ledge and the glass began cracking?
That’s the frightening experience a California family had to endure during their recent visit to the Chicago tourist attraction.
CBS Chicago reports that Alejandro Garibay, his brother, and two cousins were out on the enclosure just before 10 p.m. Wednesday when they heard it crack beneath their feet!
Despite the initial scare, they did not fall to their death or sustain any injuries from the incident.
Brian Rehme, a spokesman for public relations firm FleishmanHillard, said visitors were never in danger.
Allegedly, the cracking only affected the protective coating and not the glass itself.
“This coating does not affect the structural integrity of The Ledge in any way. Occasionally, the coating will crack, as it is designed to in order to protect the surface of the glass,” Rehme said in a statement.