Chicago’s Tallest Towers Offer Unique Observatories called Tilt and Ledge

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English: Five tallest skyscrapers of Chicago -...

English: Five tallest skyscrapers of Chicago – 1.Willis Tower, 2.Trump International Hotel & Tower, 3.Aon Center, 4.John Hancock Center, 5.AT&T Corporate Center. Česky: Pět nejvyšších mrakordapů v Chicagu – 1.Willis Tower, 2.Trump International Hotel & Tower, 3.Aon Center, 4.John Hancock Center, 5.AT&T Corporate Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illin...

English: John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago...

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago as seen from the Chicago river (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois. ...

English: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, constructed 1928–1930. Français : Le Merchandise Mart, à Chicago, en Illinois (États-Unis). Bâtiment dessiné par Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, et construit entre 1928 et 1930. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago River @ night

Chicago River @ night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On March 4th, 2015, Chicago celebrated her 178th Birthday.

Chicago was incorporated as a city on March 4, 1837 with a population of 4,170 and William B. Ogden was chosen as the first Mayor. Today Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, with around 2.7 million residents led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Grab your camera and meet me downtown.

When Chicago celebrates her  birthday, we painted the town blue!

Some of my favorite Chicago Landmarks are Chicago’s Tallest Towers:

Trump Tower in Chicago, under construction

Trump Tower in Chicago, under construction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: John Hancock Tower as seen from Willi...

English: John Hancock Tower as seen from Willis Tower in Chicago, IL, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Willis Tower Turn Blue for Chicago’s Birthday

1. The Willis Tower at 233 S. Wacker where you can visit the Ledge.

The Ledge is a glass box extending away from the building that allows visitors to step onto a clear floor and look down.

2. John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Ave has an observatory called 360 Chicago.

360 Chicago has a new attraction called Tilt where you step out on the 94th floor and are slowly tilted out at a 30 degree angle over the magnificent Chicago skyline. Here’s a video: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/07/lean-in-360-chicago-unveils-tilt-at-john-hancock-center/

 

3. The Merchandise Mart at 222. Merchandise Place

4. Union Station at 210 S. Canal

5. Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash

6. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Building will say “175” in lights

Blue Cross Blue Shield Building for Chicago’s 175th Birthday

7. The buildilng at 150 N. Michigan will display “Chicago 176”.

 

Chicago’s Blue Birthday Celebration

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Chicago 175 Sep 10 2011

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English: Comparison of skyscrapers in Chicago

English: Comparison of skyscrapers in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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