Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sears Tower - Chicago

One of the main attractions of this Windy City is Sears Tower. People across the World come here to see the sky rise building which is standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high. Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America and the third tallest building in the world situated in 233 S Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606. contact: (312) 474-0090.

The Skydeck is the tourist tour of 103 floor of this tower. The view of the city is amazing from The Skydeck of Sears Tower. The sea shore of Lake Michigan and the high rise cityscape is something fabulous to watch. It is well maintained and all information is available in the viewing floor (103) walls. Before they take you to 103 floor, they show a short video on the history of this Tower. 1.3 million Tourists visit the Skydeck annually.

Though it a famous tourist attraction, the official website project it as a business location. This site tells that
Sears Tower, completed May 3, 1973, rises to a height of 1,450 feet and is one
of the most recognizable landmarks in the Chicago skyline and in the world.
Sears Tower held the record for the world’s tallest building for 25 years until
the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia were built in 1998.

Wikipedia tells the history as
In 1969, Sears, Roebuck & Co. was the largest retailer in the world, with about 350,000 employees,Sears executives decided to consolidate the thousands of employees in offices distributed throughout the Chicago area into one building on the western edge of Chicago's Loop. With immediate space demands of 3 million square feet (279,000 m²), and with predictions and plans for future growth necessitating even more space than that, architects for Skidmore knew that the building would be one of the largest office buildings in the world .

The view of the city in night is awesome. I love this happening city for its glamour which is truly reflected from Sears tower.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A collection of butterflies from North Michigan (Mackinac Island)