One Big Tower

Last Christmas I was lucky enough to slip in a road trip to Chicago, Illinois. It was the first time I’ve ever visited the Windy City. I was immediately in shock when the city and its plethora of towers came into view along the horizon. The only area I had to compare it to was Bricktown, and this city made Bricktown look like child’s play. Needless to say, I was extremely overwhelmed. The first massive structure I visited (my personal favorite) was the Hancock Tower. From the base of the tower, staring towards the top, I was very disoriented and it actually made me dizzy. This tower flaunts its support beams, some of which cross over each other and accomplishes its intimidating, industrial¬†HackcockTower

 

 

look. If you want to capture one of the best views in the city, you’ll have to pay $20 to hop on what they claim to be the world’s fastest elevator. It’s a very small price to pay for such an outstanding view.¬†TowerShorelinePic

 

It really felt like I was on top of the world and in comparison, most of the other towers seem tiny. I definitely look forward to visiting again and hopefully it’s sooner than later.

5 thoughts on “One Big Tower”

  1. The Hancock Tower looks really cool! I am from southern Illinois but have never been to Chicago. Sounds like it is a great city to visit. I hope you post more pictures from your trip!

  2. I’ve visited Chicago a couple times either with family or on a school trip. It is such a great city and your evaluation of the Hancock Tower is right on. I also remember feeling disoriented and EXTREMELY small standing next to it looking up.

  3. I’ve had family members that visited this tour when they went to Chicago, but they didn’t tell me how sleek it looked. I can’t remember seeing a full on black tower like this. I get the vibe Bruce Wayne would hold his meetings here :p

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