Amazing Sky Deck on Willis (Sears)Tower Makes You Feel Like Your Flying

Clear glass slide-out off of the Willis Tower. My daughter standing looking down:)
Clear glass slide-out off of the Willis Tower. My daughter standing looking down:) | Source
Willis Tower, Chicago Illinois
Willis Tower, Chicago Illinois | Source
View of city and Lake Michigan
View of city and Lake Michigan | Source
My oldest daughter standing on clear sky deck:)
My oldest daughter standing on clear sky deck:) | Source

We recently moved to the state of Illinois, a couple hours from Chicago. One of the first things I wanted to do was take a trip to Chicago and see the Willis Tower, formally known as Sears Tower.

This 1,450 foot massive wonder of architecture makes the surrounding sky-scrapers seem insignificant to say the least.

The Willis mighty floors tower 110 stories high giving it the renown reputation of being the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

We walked to this massive structure; it looked to be much closer than what it was. Yes, it was a long walk!

As we arrived we had to go through checkout similar to the airport. Then after we paid the entrance fees http://www.willistower.com/ we took the fast moving elevator up the 110 stories. Wow, what a ride!

On the top from the windows, it looked like we were in an airplane, amazing view of Chicago and beyond. I loved the awesome view of the Great Lake Michigan with such massive stretch of waters that looked like an ocean. The sandy shores with all the nautical attractions was beautiful. The sail boats looked so graceful.

THE SKY DECK: Super Wow!!! There is clear glass slide-outs that you can walk out on that are terrifyingly magnificent. I stepped out on one for a few seconds, but I'd rather just look over. It looks like your flying in mid-air over the city of Chicago.

My kids were just fascinated and excited, they walked right out there on it, jumped around and lied down. Whoo! That made Mom a little queasy seeing her babies 1,450 in the air with a drop like that below, only glass between. However, I couldn't keep them from the adventure.

If you are ever in Chicago, make it a priority to go and see this wonderful, brilliant, huge piece of American architecture that will baffle your imagination; it's electrical wires alone could stretch across the United States several times.

I hope you find these pictures interesting.

It looks like my son Josiah is floating.
It looks like my son Josiah is floating. | Source
My boys lying down on clear Sky Deck on Willis Tower.
My boys lying down on clear Sky Deck on Willis Tower. | Source

Notice how small the rest of the massive buildings look next to this structure.

Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower.
Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower. | Source
Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower.
Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower. | Source
Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower.
Great city of Chicago, view from Willis tower. | Source
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Walking on the sky:)
Walking on the sky:) | Source

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point2make 4 years ago

I loved this hub. The photos were great and the terror, for me, real!. I love watching "others" step out onto that transparent floor but myself.....not so much. Maybe next time I'll get the courage to do it......or maybe not. Voted up


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singingmommy 4 years ago from OKLAHOMA Author

I know, it left to much for my imagination. I'm not that afraid of heights when I'm closed in, but that clear floor was too much lol:() Thanks for the comment and vote:)


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Dumbledore 4 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

Nice hub and good photography but I think I'll pass -- I am afraid of heights.


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rai2722 4 years ago

Nice story and great pictures. Thanks for sharing


Memaw Burdge 4 years ago

It is an AWESOME place to go visit, I highly recommend it!!

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