Hang on tight, there's a scary new way to see the Windy City

Get this, now there's a nightmare-inducing ride that will angle you out 30 degrees while you're 94 floors above Chicago. What will they think of next?

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Uh, no. Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

A few weeks ago, the John Hancock Center building in Chicago reopened its 94th-floor observatory and introduced its new attraction called "Tilt."

This fear-inducing "architectural achievement" works basically like this: a series of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, each holding a visitor, slowly tilts out 1,000 feet above Chicago's Michigan Avenue, offering the brave souls a white-knuckle view they won't soon forget.

It's advertised as "a new angle on Chicago!" but it looks more like a one-way ticket to a serious case of vertigo.

See what you think. Watch these two videos of it in action.

(Via Geekologie, Incredible Things)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.

 

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