Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

Type: Architecture, Great Views, Uniquely Here

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Standing 1454 feet high, this skyscraper is easily Chicago's most dominant structure and still holds the title of tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors can shoot to the top of the 110-story building via a 70-second elevator ride and catch magnificent views into Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin from the 103rd floor Skydeck. If you are looking for thrill, step out onto "The Ledge," glass boxes extended from the side of the Skydeck with views 1,353 feet straight down. Informational exhibits for both adults and children teach the history of Chicago, the construction of the tower and interesting "did you know" facts.


233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606

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Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Attractions near UIC Pavilion, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: "Get a photo on The Ledge as a souvenir."

Best for Attractions near UIC Pavilion Because: There are few places where you can get a photo from top of one of the tallest buildings in the world.

Best for Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing Because: Still holding the title of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, show proof that you were there by taking a picture on The Ledge.

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