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Looking Down from on High

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Observation platforms usually open up broad scenic vistas but seldom let you see what’s directly below. With new creations of laminated safety glass, however, that’s changing. The Skydeck of Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower,  has added four glass-bottomed balconies, nicknamed The Ledge, which let tourists peer down from the 103rd floor to neighboring rooftops  and streets. The wrap-around observation deck of China’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower similarly shows off views of downtown Shanghai and the Huangpu River, some nine hundred feet down.

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