CHICAGO — The Willis Tower "Ledge" attraction fully reopened Friday, a day after it was closed for a "routine inspection" after a tourist got a scare from shattered glass beneath his feet.
"We reopened for business as usual. All four ledges are open," said Willis Tower spokesman Randy Stancik.
NBC Chicago reported Thursday that a tourist was out on one of the four glass enclosures standing 103 floors above the ground, when he noticed cracks in the glass beneath his feet.
In a statement Thursday, Skydeck officials said the boxes were "temporarily closed" for the inspection and that they "hope to reopen shortly."
Stancik said that at least 1,000 people visited the attraction Friday morning.
Stancik said the cracks appeared on a layer of glass that is purely cosmetic, covering the actual layer of glass that keeps visitors protected from the ground below.
"Nothing really happened. The piece is there as a protected piece. We replace it every six to nine months," Stancik said. "The Ledge is designed to be scary, but it is one of the safest places in the building."