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  • Willis Tower Skydeck of Chicago

Willis Tower Skydeck: Amazing Views, Exhibits, and Events

Standing 1,450 feet tall, the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, takes the title of being the second tallest building in the United States. Take a lightning speed elevator ride up to the 103rd floor of this towering icon of Chicago's city skyline for a truly thrilling experience. The Skydeck sits 1,353 feet tall, making it the highest observatory in the Western Hemisphere. Step out onto The Ledge, hovering glass balconies that extend over four feet outside the building for 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and extending across four states-Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.  Tour the Skydeck's exhibits and museum, watch the Skydeck Experience Chicago video and explore the city like never before.

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Prices

Adult (12 +): $24, Youth (3-11): $16, Children under 3: Free
 

Hours

Building is open daily 9 am to 5 pm. The Skydeck is open October - February: 10 am - 8 pm, March - September: 9 am - 10 pm.
 

Events

  • SkyRise
  • VIP Breakfast in the Sky
  • Tower Antenna Lighting
 

Activities

  • Observatory
  • Skydeck Chicago Experience Video
  • Tours
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Private Events

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FAQs

  • How high is the Willis Tower?

    The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is a 110-story building in the heart of downtown Chicago. As the 16th tallest building in the world and the second tallest building in America, it stands 1,450-foot high from ground to tip, completing the city skyline. The Skydeck is located 1,353 feet high.
  • Does the Willis Tower sway?

    Yes, the average sway of the Willis Tower on a calm day is 6 inches from the exact center, but the building is designed to sway up to 3 feet on windy days in the Windy City. Most people can’t even tell when the building sways due to its impressive engineering.
 

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