Travel — Chicago, IL
Sears Tower /
— Sears Tower Skydeck
— "The Ledge" on the Skydeck
(Four Glass-Bottom Balconies)
Sears Tower / Willis Tower
— Tallest Building in North America
Sears Tower — now known as Willis
Tower — is
one of Chicago's most recognizable landmarks. The
iconic structure stands at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, making
it the tallest
building in North America — and
the third tallest in the world.
Taipei 101 holds the
title to the tallest building in the world, surpassing Petronas
Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (the second tallest
in the world). However, upon completion
in September 2009, the Burj
Al Arab in Dubai will be the tallest building
world. At this time,
Sears Tower still holds the record
for "tallest to the tips of
Sears Tower is a "must-see" attraction
when visiting Chicago — the
views from the Skydeck, atop this magnificent skyscraper are
Renamed Willis Tower
On Thursday, July 16, 2009, Sears
Tower was renamed Willis Tower — after Willis Group
Holdings, a London-based insurance broker moves its offices into
and gets exclusive
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The Skydeck is located on the 103rd floor
of Sears Tower. It's one of the city's most popular attractions
— drawing over a million tourists annually. It's THE place
to go for the most amazing views of Chicago... and states beyond — on
a clear day, you can see 40-50 miles!
Just when you thought the views couldn't
get any better — "The Ledge" (four fully-enclosed glass-bottom
box balconies) opened at the Skydeck on July 2, 2009.
Now visitors can enjoy unobstructed views of
— 1,353 feet straight down! If you have a thing
for heights, this may not be for you. So far, kids seem to love
glass Ledge balconies extend 4.3 feet out from the
side of the building — suspended 1,353 feet in the air from
the 103rd floor Skydeck. Each balcony box is made up of
three layers of 1 1/2 inch-thick glass, designed to hold about
Sunsets are spectacular. Plan to arrive
at the Skydeck at least 30-35 minutes prior to sunset to enjoy
and sunset views. Twilight hours are amazing too — watch
as the skyline lights up before
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Open daily at 10am —
365 days a year, including all holidays.
10am-10pm — Apr-Sept
10am-8pm — Oct-Mar
Note: Skydeck admission includes access to The
Ledge (there is no additional cost to go out on The Ledge)
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Sears Tower is located in the
heart of Chicago's financial district, at 233 S. Wacker Drive.
and "The Ledge"
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