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How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?

How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?
How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?, The Willis Tower's Glass Balcony. Image Courtesy of Jared Newman, DesignCrave.com
The Willis Tower's Glass Balcony. Image Courtesy of Jared Newman, DesignCrave.com

Imagine standing on a glass platform with Chicago 1300 feet directly below. Suddenly, the glass holding you begins to crack. This actually happened to Alejandro Garibay at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) just last week. Luckily, Garibay wasn't hurt, but the occurrence begs the question: how safe is glass - the most common material used in skyscrapers nowadays - really? Karrie Jacobs At Fast Company - Design, asked materials experts to find out "The Truth Behind Building With Glass."

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Cite: Andrew Galloway. "How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?" 07 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/513702/how-safe-are-glass-skyscrapers-really/> ISSN 0719-8884
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