A colleague recently sent around some photos of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago. If you saw these photos too, you probably recall seeing the glass-bottomed ledge. If you’d like an unobstructed view of Chicago from 1,353 feet up, this is for you.
The photos came with a short narrative that said that adults tend to be a lot more cautious than children about stepping onto the ledge. Why would that be? Trying to imagine the mindset of a 10-year-old, I suspect that a child’s perspective is akin to “They wouldn’t have built it if it weren’t safe.”