05/06/2013 11:06 am ET

Brave Chicagoans Take 27-Story Plunge At The Wit Hotel For Charity

DNAinfo/Erica Demarest

THE LOOP — Guests at theWit Hotel got an eyeful Sunday when more than 70 people rappelled down the side of the 27-story building.

"Some people [in their rooms] were just reading," Victoria Waliczek said after her 278-foot descent down the hotel. "Other people were waving at me."

Waliczek joined 70 fellow adventurers at theWit, 201 N. State St., to fundraise for the Respiratory Health Association, which supports lung disease research and education.

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