Friday, September 14, 2012

John Hancock Observatory / 360 Chicago @ Chicago

Do take note that John Hancock Observatory is now known as 360 Chicago. When visiting great city observatory, I tend to choose the second tallest building. One of the reason is that I am able to see the tallest building which is usually the landmark of the city. In Chicago, you can see Willis Tower(formerly Sears Tower) clearly from John Hancock Observatory. Another reason is John Hancock, provides better view of Chicago. You can see the Lake Michigan and coastal side of Chicago.

The John Hancock Center in the Streeterville area of Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 344 metres tall skyscraper. The building is home to offices and restaurants, as well as about 700 condominiums and contains the third highest residence (above adjacent ground level) in the world, after the Trump Tower (also in Chicago), and the Burj Khalifa (in Dubai). John Hancock Observatory allows a 360° view of the city, up to four states and over 80 miles. The Observatory has Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk and also features a free multimedia tour in six languages.

John Hancock building from street level.

I am going up there. John Hancock Observatory.

Wow! Beautiful view of Chicago facing Lake Michigan.

Day view of Chicago Skyline. Willis tower on the right. Do take note that the tallest building in America is not in New York but its in Chicago.

Almost sunset view of Chicago skyline.

Sunset view of Chicago.

Night time of Chicago skyline. No wonder this is considered as best view in Chicago.

Willis tower.

Looking down at Magnificent Mile.

Address:875 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois, United States
Metro station: Chicago Station-Red line
Coordinate/GPS: 41.8988°N 87.6230°W
Entrance fee: USD17.50 for adult.
Opening hours: 9am to 11pm daily.


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