Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world in 22 years and is still the tallest building in the United States. The building was recently renamed the Willis Tower in Chicago. I got a chance to visit this prestigious Chicago milestone on my recent trip to Chicago for the Travel Blog Exchange conference.
One of the reasons for visiting the tower was that there was a Skydeck to see the newly installed balconies on the 103rd floor. These 4 balconies allow tourists to exit the top of the road in a clear glass structure and look straight down. Children start taking this experience to Struggle, but about half of the adults refuse to move out and the other half do so gingerly. Certainly, a part of your brain is for self-preservation that is not too keen for thought.
The view of the Skydeck from the view of the balconies without the Willis-Sears-Towervan is very spectacular. On a clear day, you can see Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and of course Illinois. The tower is southwest of the famous loop of Chicago and most tall buildings can be seen outside the northeast corner of the building.
The line may take some time to get to the Skydeck. You wait down for the elevator, you wait in line to get a ticket, you wait for the movie about the construction of the tower, you wait in the movie (which I thought did very well Went) and then you wait for the lift to go to the top. The total wait was about 1 hour on a summer weekday. I was able to skip about 20 minutes of that time and one of our two admissions as Chicago gave it to travel bloggers in Chicago.
Admission to the Willis Tower is $ 14.95 for adults and $ 10.50 for youth, although you can save significantly if you are visiting many attractions such as Chicago Explorer Pass.
Upon completion of construction on the Chicago Spire, the Willis Tower could become the second tallest building in Chicago (and the United States).