Glass ledges boast more than 6 million visitors

Glass ledges atop Chicago's tallest building boast more than 6 million visitors in 4 years

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Glass ledges boast more than 6 million visitors
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FILE - In this July 1, 2009 file photo, Anna Kane, 5, of Alton, Ill., looks down from "The Ledge," at the Sears Tower in Chicago. The series of glass bays jut out from the 103rd floor of the building, now called the Willis Tower. Nearly six million people have stepped out onto see-through ledges since the tourist attraction opened. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Nearly six million people have stepped out onto see-through ledges atop Chicago's tallest building to see the streetscape below and the surrounding metropolitan area.

The Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, released that figure this week — four years after the tourist attraction opened in 2009.

The series of glass bays jut out from the 103rd floor of the building that's dominated Chicago's skyline for four decades.

The see-through floors are collectively known as The Ledge and they are in the longer-established Skydeck section of the skyscraper.

More than 1.5 million visitors stepped out onto The Ledge in 2012 alone.

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