Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

A view from the top: Chicago’s Willis Tower

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As you stand in the elevator and quickly ascend to the top of North America’s (and the Western Hemisphere’s) tallest tower, the Willis Tower elevator gives you friendly updates about which world monuments you’ve now passed: “You are now higher than the great pyramids” “You are now above the Washington Monument” One which isn’t mentioned is the Hancock Tower, which the Willis Tower handily surpasses to claim the title as the Tallest of Chicago’s two amazing vistas. (The Hancock, on the other hand, contents itself with the title of “fastest elevator.” hmmm.) But let me back up. I’m sure your asking … Read More

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