Skydeck Chicago is one of Yahoo Travel's World's Coolest Observation Decks! Click here to see the feature on Skydeck Chicago.
Where can you find the best views in the U.S.? @aoltravel finds them atop some of the tallest buildings: click here
Chicago at your feet, proves fun at any age! Check out the article from Chrisitne Lock Garcia on 8/25/2010
Click here to see why Shermans Travel named Skydeck Chicago one of the Top 10 Spots Every Kid Should See.
Colm Hagerty from Hostelworld.com blogs: "After visitng the John Hancock Centre in Boston, and both the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building in New York City, I can safely say that I've never experienced anything like what I on 'The Ledge' at Skydeck Chicago earlier today. Don't miss it."
Skydeck Chicago is ranked #1 by Kevin Hayes from the southtownstar.com for his top places to visit for fun and learning while in Chicago. Click here to see Kevin's list.
Great Views From the Tallest Buildings in the US: Willis Tower, Chicago
At 1,353 feet high, the Skydeck offers the best view of Chicago, up to 50 miles on a clear day. For the adventurous, slowly inch out on "The Ledge" where you'll find yourself within a glass-enclosed box that extends four feet out from the building. Not for you? Then try walking around the Skydeck since you'll have incredible views from all sides -- seeing up to four states on a perfect day. The best time to visit is after 5pm for dramatic sunsets.
The Ledge makes @fareologist Bing Travel's list of top Man-Made Marvels. Check out the slideshow: click here
Man-Made Marvels: The Ledge at Willis Tower
Not afraid of heights? Check out the view from the Ledge at Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, in Chicago. The five-sided balconies, which opened in 2009, are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out 4 feet from the building's 103rd floor Skydeck. They're actually more like boxes than balconies, with transparent walls, floor and ceiling. Visitors can see unobstructed views of Chicago from the building's west side, and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below - if they're brave enough to look straight down.
Skydeck is voted one of the top ten kissing spots by the Chicago Relationship Examiner. Click here to see the list.
The Ledge has been awarded an Annual Design Review Citation from Architect magazine. Click here to read the article.
FORTUNE - Willis Tower named "100 Great Things About America" Click here for the release.
The European Art Center for Architecutre Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum - 2011 International Architecture Award Click here for the release.
2010 Coolest Thing Award - Friends of Downtown
Trendiest Attraction Award - HSMAI Click here for the release.
Bronze Quill Award of Exellence - International Association of Business Communicators
Juror's Favorite Award - Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
Best Media Relations Initiative Award - Illinois Governor's Conference on Tourism
American Architecture Award - Divine Detail Award, Honor Award
Special Achievement of the Year for 2010. Click here for article by Dave Roeder
Awesome, but don't take our word for it!
"We had a blast in Chicago, if it wasn't a 8 hour drive we would be back this weekend! - Byran T.
"I'm a bit late in commenting, but I had a GREAT visit after finishing this years Chicago Marathon on 10-10-10; I couldn't think of a better place to get my photo taken with my finisher shirt & medal than the Skydeck! I will be back next year! Thanks for the kind, funny and helpful staff. - Jonathan L.
"City 10, Fashion 10, Food 10 & an amazing moment @ the balcony. - Everlyn S. C.
"Just visited on Thursday with the wife and sons. Had a great time, very cool. - Jim M.
"I have always enjoyed the night views from the Skydeck, I love the streetlights trailing off in to the night. It was so awesome, 'cuz the lights along the main streets were green, and all the other side streets were amber. I also liked the O'Hare runway lights... It created some AWESOME night shots!!!... of course that... - Don S.
"I came to the Willis Tower today and it was more than what I thought it would be. I absolutely LOVED it!!!!!" - LaDeishia G.
"Our family trip from Dana Point, CA to Chicago... hahaha who does that in the winter.. leave the beach... well we did and it was wonderful.. the views were amazing.. thank you." - Vickie L.
"I am from Texas and I went to Chicago to visit my Best-Friend. We went to the Sears Tower and it was GREAT. Loved the Glass Balcony. Will be BACK for MORE." - Tonya L.
"A totally amazing experience - thank you Sky Deck :)" - Louise A.
"I went to the Skydeck on Thursday it was AMAZING!" - Shelly W.
"Hello - We visited the Skydeck this week and had an amazing time! Growing up in Springfield Illinois, I've been up to the top of the tower before, but had never experienced the Ledge - the feature makes the tour so much more fun than it used to be!" - Laura H.
"Thanks for the most fantastic experience! Skydeck rocks!" - Carol J.
"Hello, I really enjoyed our trip back in 1999/2000 in Chicago. I love this building!" - Rick R.
"Always enjoy my trips to Chicago. This was my first visit to the SkyDeck. Absolutely fabulous! I really enjoyed it!" - Michael M.
"This was a great experience. Thanks!" - Kevin M.
"Thanks for the experience and the great picture! It still makes me sick to look at it!" - Laurie H.
"This was the highlight of our trip to Chicago!" - Michelle N.
"A long trek from Bend, Oregon to see The Ledge. I had to crawl out onto it as a 10 year old boy told me, 'Just don't look down!'" - Peggy W.
"The Skydeck is brilliant, splendiferous, wicked, what have you! I really, really enjoyed it. I am attaching a photo or two so perhaps one could be photo of the day! Thanks much." - Andy A.