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Chicago's Sears (Willis) Tower Skydeck - The Ledge Not content with having the tallest building in America, the owners of the Sears (Willis) Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up. The balconies, collectively called The Ledge, are suspended 1353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's Skydeck. They are 4' x 10' x10', and are made of solid glass, floor included. Designers say The Ledge has been purposely created to make visitors feel as if they are floating above the city. The reward is unobstructed views of Chicago from the building's west side and a heart-stopping vista of the street and Chicago River below - for those brave enough to look straight down. It's like walking on ice. John Huston, one of the owners of the Willis Tower, even admitted to getting 'a little queasy' when he ventured out on to the balcony. However, after 30 or 40 trips, he seems to have gotten used to it. Even the floor of the platforms are glass - few are brave enough to look straight down. Although some adults felt dizzy after experiencing The Ledge, children seemed to take it in their stride. Five-year-old Anna Kane spreads out on the floor of the 10 ft square box which is 1353 ft up. The Ledge is the world's most awesome view, the world's most precipitous view, the view with the most wow in the world. The balconies, 10 feet high and 10 feet wide, can hold five tons, and have glass which is 1.5 inch thick ...
www.theandysan.com Well guys, this is it; my 200th video!! In this Life In... video, I take you on a trip through downtown Chicago, visiting the Skydeck on Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) and Giordano's Pizza on Jackson Street. Feel free to leave me your comments for this video as well as suggestions for future videos. Also, be sure to read & subscribe to my blog (links always at the top of every video) as well as my YouTube channel to keep on the up-and-up with what I'm up to. Once again, I'd like to thank you for your patience and your comments and your messages. Without them, it would be difficult for me to improve as a vlogger and a blogger. TheAndySan BGM Title Strings on Fire Contest Entry BGM Artist: Daniel Rezende BGM Title: More Than A Feeling BGM Artist: Hit The Lights BGM Album: Punk Goes Classic Rock BGM Title: Soundtrack of Summer BGM Artist: Daniel Rezende
Take a tour of Willis Tower in Chicago, United States -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. For 25 years, it was the world's tallest building. The sky-scraping Willis Tower is Chicago's pride and joy, drawing millions of visitors. The roof of the tower tops out at 1450 feet, with antenna towers reaching 1730 feet. From its skydeck, you have the ability to see 4 states. The Skydeck also features glass boxes which look 1353 feet down to the street below. Previously known as the Sears Tower, it is one of Chicago's biggest attractions.
I take a trip through downtown Chicago on Labor Day. I hit some traffic but I get a chance to see the Chicago skyline which I think is beautiful.
Gina Ferraro goes to the top of the Willis Tower to take a step out on The Ledge! NUDE HIPPO: featuring Simply Chicago's Best since 1997! For more NUDE HIPPO fun, visit www.LossanoPerin.com
5 men jump from top of Sear's tower (Willis Tower) and parachute down to street level in a scene for Transformers 3
Willis Tower Chicago lake effect 6 19 2010 skydeck www.martiger.com
Auntie Liza and Uncle John's visit. June 2010.
On April 16, 2010, Kellogg Community College's Tech Club erected a 17 foot tall replica of the Chicago Sears/Willis Tower, at Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek as part of the Food Bank's annual Canned Food Sculpture Contest. The sculpture consisted of 700 boxes of Post Fruity Pebbles, 80 feet of 2' x 4's, and two 4' x 8' sheets of plywood. The sculpture won the "Mall's Choice" award and the "Most Extreme" award. Computer-Aided Drafting design second-year students in Randy Kopf's class designed the structure. The Tech Club would like to thank the Food Bank, Post Cereals, and MC Sports on Beckley Road (for the loan of the tall ladders).
An interview recorded on April 20, 2010, immediately following an IABC/Chicago professional development seminar. On July 16, 2009, the Sears Tower officially changed its name to Willis Tower. The name change was a culmination of a larger transformation taking place at the global icon, which in the weeks and months prior had announced significant leasing wins, debuted a new Skydeck Chicago experience in The Ledge, and unveiled plans for a comprehensive sustainable retrofit to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. In just a few weeks, it would announce another marquee tenant United Airlines. Listen to this video interview of Randy Stancik, vice president of US Equities who leads marketing and communications at the building and its Skydeck; and Bill Utter, senior vice president of global communications consultancy Fleishman-Hillard.
Episode 31 - MissKellyTV SUBSCRIBE!!! FACEBOOK www.facebook.com EXCLUSIVE BLOG misskellyoj.blogspot.com MYSPACE www.myspace.com TWITTER www.twitter.com BLOGTV www.blogtv.com Youll see the best view and best overview of Chicago. At 1353 feet (412 meters), the Skydeck is the highest observatory in Chicago. The view is amazing! You can see 40 50 miles (65 - 80 kilometers) on a clear day. Imagine seeing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, just by walking around the Skydeck. And theres no finer view of Chicago architecture.
Prédio mais alto dos USA, a Willis Tower, antiga Sears Tower, em Chicago
[Filmed with FLIP] Footage of my first-ever visit to Willis Tower in Downtown Chicago. Taken on the afternoon/evening of March 6th, 2010. I really loved the experience especially being on the 103rd floor - The Skydeck. It is an awesome view from above looking down on other buildings in Chicago....Then there's the other stuff..I'm playing around dancing in McD's after hearing some old school song there....And of course, there's a lot of walking in the end especially during cold weather.
www.greendivabridal.com The Green Diva eco-conscious bridal jewelry and purse collection was featured at the Metropolitan Club bridal show, "Love at Breathtaking Heights", on the 66th floor of Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago. The Green Diva display included an eco line of vintage brooch jewelry, upcycled bridal purses and clutches, eco bridal jewelry made with recycled metals and Fair Trade gems and pearls and new luxury designer bridal jewelry from the Green Diva Spring collection. The Green Diva line of accessories is for the discerning bride seeking luxury and quality jewelry and doing her part to have a green wedding.
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Vegan athlete, Brendan Brazier makes his stair climbing debut at the 2009 Sky Rise Chicago race up the former Sears Tower. Over 2000 athletes from around the world competed in this race up North America's tallest building.
This is the video they show on the way down from the Sky Deck.
Chicago, Wednesday October 7, 2009: We spent the morning at Willis Tower (formerly Seers Tower) before heading off to Shedd Aquarium. The SkyDeck was an amazing experience. Music: "Main Title March" from Superman by John Williams.
In this episode of the Running Raw Project: The Sears Tower may no longer exist in name, but it's might structure still stands 1454 feet above the streets of Chicago. In 2009 this building saw a new name, The Willis Tower, and a new race SkyRise Chicago. The best stair climb athletes from the US, Canada, Mexico and Germany were on hand in the most competitive battle this stairwell has ever seen. Special thank you to Mark Trahanovsky and West Coast Labels for helping to make this video possible and for promoting this amazing sport. Video Shot by: Tim VanOrden Edited by: Tim VanOrden Music by: Tim VanOrden (Garageband) Titles by: Tim VanOrden Hair pulled out by: Tim VanOrden
The moving sculpture The Universe by Alexander Calder in the lobby of the Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker St, Chicago IL 60606.
On a live remote at the Willis Tower Garry harasses the Amish, delves into the soul of Elton Jim and braves his fears of the glass ledge.
The Willis Tower Green initiative - the 21st centurys greenest building - a global movement toward a more sustainable future.
OfficeLinks newest location in the heart of Chicago, Sears (Willis) Tower 84th floor Office Business Center. "office space Chicago"
Time-lapse photography of vines, tomatoes and tomato cans growing on Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago.
Shot from the UIC campus. Sorta crazy that the whole tower was wrapped. Anyone know what's up?
View from the Willis Tower Sky Deck on Ledge
went up to the top of the Willis tower and they have these crazy see through boxes you can walk out over the city
As we ride in the fastest elevator in the world it does up 18 miles per hour to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower formerly known as The Sears tower
The ledge, a glass observatory in the Sears tower, the tallest structure in the world.
Get a glimpse at the new observation deck 103 floors up in the Willis Tower
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) downtown Chicago has the Skydeck pretty sweet, but recently they added 'The Ledge' four retractable boxes that stick out the side of the building! $15 to $30 bucks! Worth the wait and checking out!
Stepping into the void...
This is the new video in the elevator while you go down. But, unfortunately too much people were talking so you can't really hear it. Oh well...
Very fast ride up to the observation deck
The beginning of the wait, outside, with an awesome view of how high we were going up. Nice view of the glass ledge at the 103rd floor.
Some trains from the top of Sears (Willis) Tower. You'll see the Amtrak Chicago yard, some Metra trains, and a CTA Metro train. Sorry for the shakiness it would be impossible to use my tripod. This was filmed just two days before the Sears Tower was renamed the Willis Tower.
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Willis Tower elevator to the Sky Deck
It's a glass ledge...1353 feet in the air in Chicago. It's at the top of the Sears Tower (it's actually the Willis Tower now but the name was changed last week so it's kind of hard to get use to). I almost peed my pants--then I made everyone else go first to test it out. If you're ever here in the city, you should probably do it. Besides the fact that it makes you want to hurl looking down, it makes for some awesome photo opps. :) Follow sky deck on twitter @skydeckchicago or follow me, it's coo too @charlottespeaks
A 1300 ft off the ground view of Chicago! New to the re-named Willis Tower. Note: Check out the Vibrams
Chicago Tribune reporter Erika Slife goes around downtown Chicago, looking for people who know the correct name of the building formerly known as Sears Tower.
Given the fact that Willis Group Holdings, Ltd. is a London-based company, one can only assume that the British are attempting to reclaim the New World one landmark at a time. Okay, okay, Illinois was originally under French control before passing to the British, but ask me if I care. Really, ask me. Anyways, I caught this bit of high drama unfolding on my way into the office yesterday. How did I find the time to get this video and still make it to my desk in the nick of time to take care of all my client-serving duties? I'm just THAT good, that's how.
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Joe Plumeri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Group Holdings, discusses the renaming of Sears Tower in Chicago to Willis Tower.
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