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May 8, 2014 11:03 AM

Chicago's John Hancock introduces "Tilt"

CHICAGO (NBC) - You might want to hang onto something as we take you high above Chicago for a new attraction opening this weekend. If you're afraid of heights, this is not for you, but for those with strong stomachs who love a great view over a great city, this is something to check out.

From 1,030 feet in the air, on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, the newest attraction is "Tilt." It's a unique observation platform for up to eight people which tilts out to a 30 degree angle. On a clear day, people can see views of up to 50 miles, then there's the look down, way down.

Structural engineer John Peronto helped build it using three hydraulic lift and three laminated layers of structurally tempered glass.


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