Berglund Construction was selected to provide construction services for the installation of the new Sky Deck Ledge at the Willis Tower. The new glass ledges were installed on the 103rd floor into the curtainwall façade of Chicago’s tallest building. These four pods extend four feet, four inches from the façade and are fully retractable. Offering views down 1,353 feet to South Wacker Drive; each of the pods have five sides hanging from steel truss projecting from the ceiling out into free air creating the illusion of “Walking on Air”. The glass ledges are made of three layers of tempered glass bonded together and can withstand 10,000 lbs.
The glass and metal engineer was MTH Industries, the same company that brought Cloud Gate to life. Berglund is proud to have successfully completed this project with no incidents.