Willis Tower – SkyDeck Sensation!

Chicago from Willis Tower SkyDeck 2

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!

  35 comments for “Willis Tower – SkyDeck Sensation!

  1. May 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    oooo I like this height!! 😆

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    • May 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

      I know you do!! BAHHHHHH!!! *sitting across the street drinking coffee not looking up* ;-P Cher xo

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      • May 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

        Coffee with cream and sugar at that 😛

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      • May 5, 2015 at 10:45 am

        Just cream, thanks! I know you have it just like it is ‘supposed to be’; no adding in anything, right Andy? *slurps coffee wondering how many times Andy has jumped up and down in the glass observation box*!!! ;-P

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  2. May 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

    LOL, great shot! I can imagine it would be a little… uncomfortable up there. 😉

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  3. May 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Super cool shot! 😀

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  4. May 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

    powerful image!

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    • May 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thank you so much! It’s quite an overwhelming scene when you first see it, I think! Such a huge, grand city! Cher xo

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  5. May 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    One of these days I’m getting up there although I might have to do it solo hehehe

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    • May 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

      *LOL* Well there are restaurants around if you need to send someone for a coffee whilst you are up there! 😉 Cher xo

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  6. May 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What an amazing view! Beautiful!!!

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  7. Amy
    May 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

    What a grand view! Thank you, Angel! 🙂

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  8. May 5, 2015 at 10:18 am

    This is an amazing picture and great information- thank you so much.

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  9. RMW
    May 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I would be the one yelling get me out of here five minutes ago… but I would also have to grit my teeth and take one photo as I couldn’t miss out on that spectacular opportunity!

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    • May 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

      *LOL* I know that feeling! Here’s an interesting factoid: sometimes it will take 15 minutes or more to get down to the ground, as there is always a line-up for the elevators! It’s quite the process! 😉

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  10. May 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful view indeed!!

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    • May 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Isn’t it a great view, John? So much to look at! I love the Lake Michigan background (of course)! *LOL* Cher xo

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  11. May 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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