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Weber Shandwick

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA

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Opens Thu 6a
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  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

  • Expert
  • 314 Reviews
  • 355 Helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 5.0

Most tourists who want a view of the city find themselves in the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) skydeck, but Chicago natives know that the best view of the city is actually from the John Hancock Observatory.

Sure, you've still gotta pay to get high, the scenery is gorgeous, the staff are friendlier, and they've just dumped a bunch of money into a brand new kind of skydeck that TILTS YOUR WHOLE BODY OFF THE BUILDING.

Way cooler. Forget the Willis Tower, go here.

7 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 790 Helpful
September 07, 2014
Rated 3.0

Went at the beginning of August, totally thought it would be packed, but it wasn't. We had plenty of space to enjoy the view and take loads of pictures.

There's a cafe up top which serves food, like sandwiches, ice creams, coffees, sodas and beer! :)

I would not recommend the sky deck tilt. It's expensive and really not worth it. It's like over in 2 minutes and you get the same view just from looking down.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
S_Phoenix

  • 10 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

Great view, and far less busy than the Willis Tower.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 483 Helpful
August 08, 2014
Rated 5.0

The John Hancock tower is by far my favourite view in the city! Its not nearly as busy as the skydeck (sears/willis) so you can enjoy your time up there without being crowded the entire time! The staff are awesome! If you get a chance ask them about the days when it is stormy and they are watching lightning go off all around the city!

I can't say that I would recommend the tilt (for an extra 7$) but i'm a bit of an adventure junkie and it just wasn't as epic as I was hoping!

1 person found this review helpful

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Weber Shandwick

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois
60611 USA

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Closed Now
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon, Wed: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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