Posts tagged willis tower
6:32 pm - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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High-wire walker Nik Wallenda is scouting locations in Chicago for a tightrope walk among the city’s skyscrapers.
3:37 pm - Sat, Dec 7, 2013
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Big news in Chicago’s skyscraper world: The John Hancock Center is planning a tourist experience called the “Tilt” that would rival the Willis Tower’s Ledge. Visitors to the Hancock would be strapped inside an enclosed glass box protruding from the observatory, which then would tilt, creating downward-facing views of downtown.

9:37 am - Thu, Nov 14, 2013
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“When I look at your deep-dish pizza, I don’t know whether to eat it or throw a coin in it and make a wish…It’s a cornbread biscuit you’ve melted cheese on.”

The Daily Show has some fighting words for Chicago’s Willis Tower and deep-dish pizza. 


10:11 am - Tue, Nov 12, 2013
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Chicago officially the “Second City,” when it comes to tall buildings anyway: The Willis Tower is no longer the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Chicago officially the “Second City,” when it comes to tall buildings anyway: The Willis Tower is no longer the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.


3:09 pm - Tue, Sep 10, 2013
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Are the world’s tallest buildings gaming the system?

Many of the world’s tallest buildings “are doing the architectural equivalent of wearing platform shoes,” according to Quartz.

A new report finds that many skyscrapers are among the world’s tallest because of “vanity height,” the distance between the highest floor occupied and the top of the skyscraper.

Could this mean that Chicago’s Willis Tower is still the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere? Read more here.

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