BlogHer’13 in Chicago was one of the best-lived experiences of my professional growing and making new connections with new bloggers. Entrepreneurs in business, art and technology came to share their experience with us during this Mega Blogger Event of the year.
Just before the craziness of the BlogHer’13 took over, Randal Stancik, the General Manager of the SkyDeck Chicago invited us to take a tour of his Tower. A few of us took him up on this invite without hesitation!
Here are my High points during the visit of the major tourist attraction that has welcomed millions during the years of its existence.
This is Wacker Drive – the Street that has many unique buildings and sculptures on the way to SkyDeck.
Looking up the SkyDeck Tower was a head-spinning experience. I had second thoughts, whether I should go there!
It is 1450 Feet Up! You will see!
Mr. Randal Stancik has welcomed us before the tour had begun.
Here are some overwhelmingly amazing statistics about the SkyDeck Tower.
Here are some more stats to enjoy about SkyDeck location!
• Willis Tower with its SkyDeck is the 8th Tallest building in the world
• About 25,000 people enter the building each day
• Close to 1.3 million tourists visit the Skydeck annually
• Four States – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan – are visible from SkyDeck on a clear day
• The panoramic view overwhelms you with 40 to 50 miles (65 to 80 kilometers) visibility radius
And this is how the SkyDeck Chicago measures up against some of its Famous People, like Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan.
SkyDeck is 313 Oprah Winfreys tall!
Once we got to the Top of the SkyDeck Tower, the panoramic view of the whole Chicago welcomed us into its arms. Totally breathtaking and memorable. It seems that the time had stopped up there. A huge height of the Tower took away all the smallness and even movement from the street life. And what had been introduced was the stillness of the sight frozen in time of the moment.
I know that a city view the next day would be different. But on that day, it was presented to us like this.
The last thing you do when you are just to leave SkyDeck is to stand on its Ledge. We did it with bravery!
Thank you SkyDeck Chicago for having us on that day. We were energized before our BlogHer’13 and are looking forward to meet this amazing city view in the coming years ahead!
Look at these super Numbers!
• Each SkyDeck glass box extends 4.3 feet from the side of the building
• Each box weighs 7,500 lbs
• Each glass box is designed to retract into the building to allow for easy cleaning and maintenance
Thank you, SkyDeck for a happy and very informational experience that will stay within me for the rest of my life!
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by Laura Gontchar