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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!

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35 thoughts on “Willis Tower – SkyDeck Sensation!

  1. andy1076 says:

    oooo I like this height!! 😆

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

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

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      1. andy1076 says:

        Coffee with cream and sugar at that 😛

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Thank you! Well yes, for me, I just find it dizzying! Although many people love it! If you note Andy’s comments, he loves heights!!! Not me! Cher xo

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      1. It’s the same with my wife and I. She would never be caught dead up there. Me, no problem. 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I honestly think it’s either in your genes or it’s not! *LOL* Cher 🙂

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      3. You’re either foolhardy or you’re not. 🙂

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        *LOL* Or chicken (like me!!!) or not! 😉

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      5. My wife would say being smart or an idiot. 🙂

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      6. seaangel4444 says:

        Hehehehehe 😉 *still laughing as I type*!!!

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      7. LOL, you can guess who the idiot is…where is my ladder? 😉

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      8. seaangel4444 says:

        Hahahaha! Hhhhhmmm!! 🙂

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  3. Super cool shot! 😀

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thanks so much, Rob!! Cher 🙂

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  4. SwittersB says:

    powerful image!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *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. Erika Kind says:

    What an amazing view! Beautiful!!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Erika! Cher xo

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  7. Amy says:

    What a grand view! Thank you, Angel! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Amy! It is my pleasure! Cher xo

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      1. Amy says:

        🙂 xo

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  8. Souldiergirl says:

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you so much! That is very kind of you to say! Cher xo

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      1. Souldiergirl says:

        You’re very welcome Cher :))

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  9. RMW says:

    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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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *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. John says:

    Beautiful view indeed!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      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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