Whether it is braving The Ledge or learning about The Windy City, visitors get a 'one stop Chicago' experience on their journey to 103.
The Skydeck offers a breathtaking view of the city of Chicago. This is a great opportunity to climb the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the worlds tallest building from 1974 until 1998, and see the beautiful architecture of the city and its endless views of Lake Michigan.
The more adventurous can go to the "The Ledge", the newest acquisition of the Skydeck, allowing the visitor to walk on a glass floor viewing the city in a different perspective.
Why not combine your visit to the Skydeck Ledge with other famous attractions and activities in Chicago such as Chicago Trolley Double Decker Co or Shedd Aquarium
At 1,353 feet and 110 stories above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at Willis Tower's Skydeck will transform any visitor's--or local's for that matter--experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck, which originally opened in 1974, and served as a premier tourist attraction throughout the skyscraper's tenure as the Sears Tower. When ownership changed hands, the fresh blood added a fresh look--and adrenaline rush--to the 103rd floor in the form of retractable glass balconies extending about 4 feet over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River below. Still the 8th tallest building in the world, and the absolute tallest in the Western Hemisphere, Willis Tower's Skydeck will reward anyone brave enough to step onto its Ledge with unparalleled views of Illinois' enthralling metropolis.
Willis Tower, Skydeck, and The Ledge Fast Facts
The hundreds of forehead prints visitors left behind each week on Skydeck windows served as this inspiration for The Ledge.
The Ledge boxes can each bear about 4-1/2 metric tons of weight, and adventurers who trust that statistic enough to prove it can often be found jumping and bounding around the entirely translucent enclosures as Chicago's heavy traffic and infrastructure bustle below.
The Ledge’s glass panels weight 1,500 pounds apiece, and each box is comprised of three layers of half-inch thick glass laminated into one seamless unit.
In addition to serving 1.3 million tourists per year in its 4.5+ million square feet of space, Willis Tower is home to more than 100 companies, including prominent law, insurance, transportation, and financial services.
The Ledge's glass boxes retract into the Skydeck main floor for easy maintenance, probably mostly cleaning off the 974 dead birds that must fly into them every month.
The Moonwalk is the most popular dance performed on The Ledge, followed closely by the Running Man. Riverdance clocks in at a distant third.
Bringing people who are afraid of heights to The Ledge is not recommended, unless you are mean-spirited or really don't like them. In which case, you should probably just take them here.
Willis Tower was known as Sears Tower for decades, until the 30th anniversary of Diff'rent Strokes, at which point it was rightfully renamed.
Dates & Times
|Open 365 Days a Year
|Apr - Sep
||09.00 - 22.00
|Oct - Mar
||10.00 - 20.00
Last entry 30 minutes prior to close
Special Holiday Hours
The Skydeck is open for regular business hours on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28, from 10.00 - 20.00, with the last admission at 19.30.
Fri - Sat, Nov 29 - 30, they open early at 08.00.
Sun, Dec 1, they open at 09.00. Regular closing times all dates.
Map & Directions
The Skydeck is located in the Willis Tower, 110 stories above the ground! Willis Tower is located 233 S Wacker Drive.
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