Coating on Willis Tower Skydeck cracks, but not the glass

May 29, 2014

Earlier today, NBC5 Chicago broke a story that the glass on the Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge shattered. A family from California was visiting the popular tourist site on the 103rd floor of the skyscraper, when they say they heard cracking beneath them. 

Needless to say, the story's become an internet sensation, so WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian has been trying to track down exactly what happened.

She sums up the situation in nine tweets:

Lauren Chooljian is a WBEZ reporter. Follow her @laurenchooljian