The Road Trip - Eastern North America (19 - Chichgo III - Willis Tower)

in #travel4 years ago

Willis (Sears) Tower


One day, I was traveling around town on the Divvy bicycle and my friend from work called me and said she was in town and about to go visit "The Bean". I was only a 20 min bike ride away, so I decided to go visit. As soon as I get there I see that she is with a class of kids for a summer trip. I even knew a few of them. Haha. Pleasant surprise to see everyone!

History & Facts

  • Old Height: 1450 ft. (442.1 m.)
  • New Height (after antennas were added to improve TV reception): 1729 ft. (520.3 m.)
  • 1973 - 2009 known as Sears Tower
  • 4.3 Million square ft. of floor space.
  • Inspiration for design: A pack of cigarettes pulled out at varying heights.
  • Skydeck is the observation room for tourists, a height of 1353 ft. on the 103rd floor
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Fellow Teacher and Former Student

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I've known the teacher for several years since we had physics together in high school. The student, who I had in Algebra two or three years ago, is clearly the only mature one out of all 3 of us! Haha.

Close Ups of the Willis Tower

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Best Wishes & Happy Trails!

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I’m going to one of those restaurants tonight that rotates and looks like the space needle in Seattle

Cool. Take pictures and post them! Where is this?

San Antonio I will post pictures tomorrow

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