Formerly known as Sears Tower, it was built in 1974 and was the tallest building in the world at that time. The shape of the building is like nine square hollow cylinders of different heights clustered together, tall and straight, concise and stable, different facade shapes in different directions are different, and it also breaks through the stiff and symmetrical style of general high-rise buildings. At the same time, the wind-resistant structure of high-rise buildings has also been solved by the gradual uptake of the shape characteristics. Visiting the interior of the building, you can get a detailed understanding of the internal structure and architectural principles through exhibitions and micro-films. Of course, the most exciting thing is to stand on the 103-storey skyline viewing platform, courageously step on the transparent viewing platform with all-glass structure, and at the moment you look down, you can see the continuous flow of golden streets and the high-rise buildings in the vicinity, you will really feel the modern city brings people. Infinite charm.
Located in the southwest of Chicago, there are buses and subway links, convenient transportation. Also known as Sears Tower, the second tallest building in the United States, stands on the top of the tower sightseeing platform. It can overlook Chicago City 360 degrees. It is not far from the Great Lakes and can be reached on foot. The thick-bottomed pizza attached to the building is delicious and unforgettable.
The building runs very high, which is somewhat similar to Shanghai's Global Financial Center, where you can see the whole city from a very high place. It is suggested that you can see not only the city scenery in the daytime but also the sunset and the night scenery in the evening. Generally speaking, Chicago's high-rise buildings are more than Shanghai's. You can really see a lot of high-rise buildings of various shapes. It's worth seeing that they have their own characteristics.
Willis Tower, built in 1974, is the ninth tallest skyscraper today. On the 103th floor, there is a viewing platform for tourists to overlook the city. It is 412 metres above the ground and can see four states in the United States when the weather is clear. Standing or sitting on a 103-story glass balcony is still harmful.
Willis Tower ~the second highest in North America ~ps: It was just surpassed by the World Trade Organization in New York in 2014 by the hanging glass window ~one of the world's nine most amazing spectacles. Standing in a glass box in the Willis Tower, you still feel nervous even if you don't fear heights, but you can see Chicago as a whole.
Haha, absolutely a good place for crazy photography! Located on the 103th floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, overlooking the city's beautiful scenery, immersed in Chicago's sunny skyline [lovely] Max had no fear at all. He ran up and down the transparent glass floor, climbed up and down [squinted] and the general manager gave us an interview about how Chicago gradually became the capital of skyscraper design after a big fire.
In the morning, we went to the top floor of the hotel to have breakfast. We chose the same table for two days. Looking at the scenery outside the lake, I think it's the best time of my life. But from the breakfast we had, it seems that the two of us like very different things. You like tea, I like coffee, I like ice, but you don't like Chinese food, but I like western food.
One of the most appropriate discounts for playing in North America is to buy city pass. Buying on the official Citypass website saves a lot of money, including several famous attractions. Let's talk about the Wells Tower. You can see the whole Chicago on the top. It's suggested that you go in the evening and see the sunset properly on sunny days. It's very beautiful to see the high-rise buildings. The night scene is even more shocked, a piece of lights shining, very beautiful. There's also a glass table that sticks out. It feels really cool standing on it.
It's worth going, but I'm afraid of heights. I step on the glass with my head up.