Atop the Willis (Sears) Tower

Here’s part 3 in my occasional series of posts about Chicago’s local attractions. So far I’ve written about the Mexican Art Museum and the Museum of Science & Industry.

A couple of months ago, my friend Jason from LA (you remember him from part of my summer road trip) came to visit the Midwest and stopped in Chicago for a couple days. One of the touristy things we did was go to the top of the Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower.

A few years back they built an observation deck with a glass floor. It extends out from the building, so you can actually walking out into open space and stare through the glass floor, down 110 stories. A lot of people get freaked out by that but I found it fun.

Jason decided to relax.

At the top of the tower there’s a map showing how far you can see when the weather is good.

The view from up there is pretty spectacular. You’re looking down on the tallest buildings in the city, like the Trump Tower and John Hancock building.

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