Glass Balcony at Sears Tower

Our friends from Design Crave shared with us these amazing photos of the recently opened public balconies for public viewing. The 1.5″ thick floor (which resists up to 5 tons) offers amazing views over , from 1,353 feet in the air.

As you can see on a picture after the break, the balcony cantilevers from the main structure.

More images after the break.

Cite: Basulto, David. "Glass Balcony at Sears Tower" 02 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


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    there’s nothing in the world that can make me go there. sorry.
    great experience, but for me its really useless and crazy nonsense lol!

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    may be it’d make a bad habit to the kids, and another time ……… not at that building

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    apparently it’s only cantilevering about 1m…It only gets really impressive if you can feel a bit of distance from the building I think…not being half inside/half outside.

    That’s probably the reason why they only show pictures of kids; maybe it’s only impressive on their scale.

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    looks somehow scary and amazing at the same time

    i am asking myself how it would be to build a highrise building with glas floors

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    First they install the glass blaconies, then they rename it the Willis Tower. What’s next?

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