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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 2 11:38 PM

May 3, 2009: Glass Floor

Oh dear, ladies. Until now you've only had to worry about the glass ceiling, now this.
You now have to worry about the glass floor, if you don't want the perverts looking up your skirt...





... from 1,353 feet below.




I realize they have a glass floor out at the Grand Canyon, but there's not likely to be anyone below and you're not likely to be wearing a skirt.

Quote:
…these new glass enclosures that extend 4.3 feet beyond the side of the building. Beneath peoples’ feet lies the sprawling Illinois city - 103 stories, or 1,353 feet, below. Just an inch-and-a-half of glass separates the visitor from the street underneath. The attraction is due to open in June.
Good thing it's in Chicago, where they have an honest local government with top notch building inspectors to insure your safety.

link


classicman  Sunday May 3 12:48 AM

HA! not a chance in hell you'd get me out on that thing



Beestie  Sunday May 3 12:55 AM

I stood on the one in the CN Tower in Toronto. Just be ready.






Sheldonrs  Sunday May 3 12:57 AM

I hope they have drainage on that thing cuz I'm sure I'm not the only one that would piss himself dry on that thing.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 3 01:03 AM

I noticed it says, "these new glass enclosures", I wonder how many there are?



Slight  Sunday May 3 03:55 AM

cool image, cool idea. Totally 'shopped.



SPUCK  Sunday May 3 05:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
The attraction is due to open in June.
And close a few moments after the first patrons hit the pavement.




"Hey it must be popular. A lot of people go out and never come back in".

"What's that noise?"

"It sounds like dwindling screams."



DucksNuts  Sunday May 3 05:51 AM

We have one similar in Melbourne, the Eureka Tower..the worlds tallest Residential building, with skydeck and viewing *cube*.

Its awesome, but I near crapped myself when the cube moved.



DanaC  Sunday May 3 06:46 AM

I can barely even look at the picture. I certainbly cuoldn't stand on it. It gives me vertigo just thinking about it. I found the glass lift at the Bolton branch of Debenhem's difficult enough.



TheMercenary  Sunday May 3 08:17 AM

I doubt anyone could see up your skirt, if you happened to be wearing one, from that height.



Cloud  Sunday May 3 09:59 AM

maybe with a great BIG shoe mirror!



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 3 10:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slight View Post
cool image, cool idea. Totally 'shopped.
Did you miss the part about opening in June?


capnhowdy  Sunday May 3 12:04 PM

Now that's scary. I wonder if they'll install a 'no fat people' sign.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 3 03:10 PM

Of course not, they make the best splat.



capnhowdy  Sunday May 3 05:08 PM

"Clean up on Main St.!"



Crimson Ghost  Sunday May 3 05:12 PM

Quote:
Just an inch-and-a-half of glass separates the visitor from the street underneath.
Just in case you didn't hear me -

GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!

Ain't no way in heaven, purgatory, or hell I'm trusting my life to an inch and a half of glass 1,353 feet up.

I don't care if The Christ himself came down off the cross and gave me his blessing.

Cue Darwin Awards in 3... 2... 1...


Pie  Sunday May 3 07:03 PM

I'd do it. Anything for a thrill.



Gravdigr  Sunday May 3 07:23 PM

Do NOT Want.


Well, maybe once.



lumberjim  Sunday May 3 08:52 PM

re ducks:
when we went to the Grand Canyon, we sat on an outcropping of rock that was swaying with the breeze. when i walked to the edge, i lost reference because it was so high up, and had to shrink back before vertigo set in.



spudcon  Sunday May 3 11:05 PM

I never had a problem with heights, but when I was in the CN Tower in Toronto, I was surprised at my own reluctance to step on that glass. Once I did it, I was back to my old fearless self. At the time, it was the tallest building in the world, shortly after 9/11.



aero geek  Sunday May 3 11:50 PM

1-1/2" glass

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crimson Ghost View Post

Ain't no way in heaven, purgatory, or hell I'm trusting my life to an inch and a half of glass 1,353 feet up.
1-1/2" glass is very strong but having said that I wouldn't try rushing the glass wall like this fellow:

http://www.jackieandfritz.com/2007/0...garry-hoy.html

I live in Toronto and I remember the news reports about him back in 1993. I couldn't believe anybody could be that stupid. I calculate it took him about five seconds to hit the ground.


SPUCK  Monday May 4 05:54 AM

Who said: "Hit the pavement like a hefty garbage bag filled with chicken soup"?



DucksNuts  Monday May 4 06:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
re ducks:
when we went to the Grand Canyon, we sat on an outcropping of rock that was swaying with the breeze. when i walked to the edge, i lost reference because it was so high up, and had to shrink back before vertigo set in.
The thing with that cube is that it actually slides out of the building, so its flush with the wall, then moves out into position. It was the initial "there's nothing underneath me" when the cube moved out.

Heights dont bother me at all, but I have felt that same feeling when standing on the edge of something look down and get the "whoaaaa" feeling.


sweetwater  Monday May 4 10:46 AM

I doubt I would step out on that glass floor, but I could be tempted if I could take my cat out and put her on it - for at least as long at it takes to get some footage for YouTube.



kerosene  Monday May 4 12:58 PM

No thanks. But I will do like sweet and see if my cat is interested. Or my husband.



dar512  Monday May 4 02:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy View Post
"Clean up on Main St.!"
Actually, that would be clean up on Wacker Drive. I can tell from the picture that it's going to be 'rat cheer' in the Sears Tower.

A quick google search confirmed.

I will not be standing on that sucker no matter how strong it's supposed to be.


dar512  Monday May 4 02:34 PM

If you look really close by the right foot of the guy taking the picture, you can see me going into the building.



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 05:10 PM

KEWL!



ZenGum  Monday May 4 08:01 PM

I would definitely go on that. And I would pay double to see someone's cat or dog on it. Freak the little fella out. [doggy] WTF?WTF?WTF?WTF? [/doggy]



capnhowdy  Monday May 4 09:31 PM

[cat] I'm gonna shit your bed and piss your shoes when I get back offa dis shit.....gonna claw your.... and bite me some..... and vomit hairballs on... [cat]



Crimson Ghost  Tuesday May 5 12:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by aero geek View Post
1-1/2" glass is very strong but having said that I wouldn't try rushing the glass wall like this fellow:

http://www.jackieandfritz.com/2007/0...garry-hoy.html

I live in Toronto and I remember the news reports about him back in 1993. I couldn't believe anybody could be that stupid. I calculate it took him about five seconds to hit the ground.
Terminal velocity is a bitch....

And I still don't care how strong the glass is supposed to be.
I'm big, not stupid.


capnhowdy  Tuesday May 5 07:04 AM

Terminal ANYTHING is a bitch.



Saknussem  Tuesday May 5 10:25 AM

As someone once said...it isn't the fall that kills you, it is the sudden stop at the end -- also known as "deceleration trauma".



dar512  Tuesday May 5 10:52 AM

I was thinking about this project this morning. The Sears Tower already sways a foot or so at the top in high winds. Won't this projection cause it to sway more?



sweetwater  Tuesday May 5 10:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
I was thinking about this project this morning. The Sears Tower already sways a foot or so at the top in high winds. Won't this projection cause it to sway more?
Perhaps, but then again the sway of the building from the winds might be counterbalanced by the people swaying from fear-induced nausea.


Pie  Tuesday May 5 12:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
The thing with that cube is that it actually slides out of the building, so its flush with the wall, then moves out into position. It was the initial "there's nothing underneath me" when the cube moved out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
I was thinking about this project this morning. The Sears Tower already sways a foot or so at the top in high winds. Won't this projection cause it to sway more?
Bet this little 'outie' isn't used in high winds.


Slight  Thursday Jul 2 02:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Did you miss the part about opening in June?
Yes, I did, but now its opening.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jul 2 12:04 PM

It was on the local news last night, complete with video of kids jumping up and down on the glass floor.



Crimson Ghost  Friday Jul 3 01:28 AM

'Darwin Awards' in 3... 2... 1...



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