A while back I posted a photo taken from Chicago’s, “Willis Tower” (formerly known and still hailed by some as the, “Sears Tower”). Having some wonderful Canadian friends here this past weekend, the plan of the majority was to visit, “Skydeck”; the observatory on the 103rd floor of this iconic structure.
At 1,353 feet above the much more relaxed feeling of the sidewalk, the Willis Tower is the 8th largest building in the world; it’s the largest building in the Western Hemisphere. While I was sipping on a soda across the street, our Canadian crew snapped this photo which shows Chicago facing North. Can you spot the other giant of the sky; the, “John Hancock Building?” Lake Michigan with its blue-green water frames some of the background quite nicely, don’t you think?
Interesting, the concept of height. The views from this floor are, to say the least, spectacular. As for me, why, I like the thought of saying (after the fact), “Oh, isn’t that a great shot you took from WAY UP THERE!”, as opposed to, “I need to get down from here 5 minutes ago!” And that is the long (and short) of it!