Skywalk Observatory, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, and More!


Planning a trip to a new city always poses the same problem: I want to see it all but I won’t have the time! Our advice? See it all at once. Here are the best bird’s eye views of five major cities: Boston First Tallest Buidling: John Hancock Tower Second Tallest: Prudential Tower Officially referred to as Hancock Place, Boston’s John Hancock Tower is located right near the main branch of the Boston Public Library. Unfortunately, its observation deck is currently closed, making the Prudential Tower’s Skywalk Observatory the spot to visit for a 360 degree view of the city. For a view of Boston’s famous Harbor and waterfront district, make a visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art for their floor-to-ceiling windows that suspend you right over the water. Chicago First … [Read more...]

103 Floors Straight Down

For those scared of heights, the Sears Tower Skydeck was probably never on their list of "must-see's." But the new glass floored observation point will undoubtedly thrill those looking for the ultimate view from the United States' tallest building. "I'm not going out on that thing" is one common reaction to the just opened addition to the Skydeck, named "The Ledge." But even more common is an exclamation of amazement (with perhaps a tinge of fear) from those who have stood looking between their feet 103 floors straight down. And yes, a very high percentage of the younger visitors do seem determined to lie down on The Ledge as you can see from the photo above taken opening weekend. Anytime you make changes to an iconic structure it must been done with care. "The Sears Tower has … [Read more...]