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Skydeck Chicago Willis Tower



The Willis Tower is the premier corporate office building in Chicago, home to more than 100 companies including prominent law, insurance, transportation and financial services. The iconic building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 4.5 million square feet, including its Skydeck and 103rd floor glass viewing platform. The Ledge, part of the Skydeck observation floor, attracts more than 1.3 million visitors every year.

At 1,353 feet up and open daily Skydeck Chicago offers spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits. Included with Skydeck admission, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing visitors never-before-seen views of the city.


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Skydeck Chicago - General Admission

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Whether it is braving The Ledge or learning about The Windy City, visitors get a 'one stop Chicago' experience on their journey to 103.

The Skydeck offers a breathtaking view of the city of Chicago. This is a great opportunity to climb the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the worlds tallest building from 1974 until 1998, and see the beautiful architecture of the city and its endless views of Lake Michigan.

The more adventurous can go to the "The Ledge", the newest acquisition of the Skydeck, allowing the visitor to walk out on a 4' glass floor viewing the city in a different perspective.


  • Admission to Skydeck Chicago & "The Ledge"
  • Video and interactive exhibits
  • Hearing- assistance receivers available for video


Souvenir photographs

Additional info:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair, scooter and stroller accessible
Skylights Tour is available in English, Spanish, German and Japanese, and also in written script

Skydeck Ticket Info:

Your ticket can be printed or displayed on your mobile device for entry.

Tickets are valid for 6 months from the date selected.
The ticket is for general admission entry and is not a fast pass entry ticket.
The main Skydeck entrance is accessible from the Franklin lobby.
Please note tickets are non-refundable. No refunds for visibility change. All sales are final and subject to our Terms & Conditions.

If you are interested in this you should also check out the Adler Planetarium or the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.

At 1,353 feet and 110 stories above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower)  Skydeck will transform any visitor's--or local's for that matter--experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck, which originally opened in 1974, and served as a premier tourist attraction throughout the skyscraper's tenure as the Sears Tower. When ownership changed hands, the fresh blood added a fresh look--and adrenaline rush--to the 103rd floor in the form of retractable glass balconies extending about 4 feet over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River below. Still the 8th tallest building in the world, and the absolute tallest in the Western Hemisphere, Willis Tower's Skydeck draws 1.5 million people a year who are eager to ascend the 110-story, 1,454 foot (443 meter) building for awesome panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. 

Your journey to the top of the Willis Tower starts with a walk through an airport-style metal detector, followed by a slow elevator ride down to the waiting area where visitors queue for tickets. A sign will tell you how long you'll have to wait to get up high; this is a good time to confirm the visibility. Even days that seem sunny can have upper-level haze that limits the view. On good days, however, you can see for 40 to 50 miles (64 to 80 kilometers), as far as the states of Indiana, Michigan. Iowa, and Wisconsin.

While you wait, you can watch a film about Willis Tower factoids. Then you'll wait a little longer before the ear-popping, 70 second elevator ride up to the 103rd floor deck. From here, the entire city stretches below, and you can see exactly how Chicago is laid out.

Willis Tower, Skydeck, and The Ledge Fast Facts

  • The hundreds of forehead prints visitors left behind each week on Skydeck windows served as this inspiration for The Ledge.
  • The Ledge boxes can each bear about 4-1/2 metric tons of weight, and adventurers who trust that statistic enough to prove it can often be found jumping and bounding around the entirely translucent enclosures as Chicago's heavy traffic and infrastructure bustle below.
  • The Ledge’s glass panels weight 1,500 pounds apiece, and each box is comprised of three layers of half-inch thick glass laminated into one seamless unit.
  • In addition to serving 1.3 million tourists per year in its 4.5+ million square feet of space, Willis Tower is home to more than 100 companies, including prominent law, insurance, transportation, and financial services.
  • The Ledge's glass boxes retract into the Skydeck main floor for easy maintenance, mostly cleaning off the 974 dead birds that must fly into them every month.
  • The Moonwalk is the most popular dance performed on The Ledge, followed closely by the Running Man. Riverdance clocks in at a distant third.
  • Bringing people who are afraid of heights to The Ledge is not recommended, unless you are mean-spirited or really don't like them. In which case, you should probably just take them here.
  • Willis Tower was known as Sears Tower for decades, until the 30th anniversary of Diff'rent Strokes, at which point it was rightfully renamed.

The Skydeck is located in the Willis Tower, 110 stories above the ground! Willis Tower is located 233 S Wacker Drive.

Where do people park?
Parking is conveniently located directly across the street from the tower on Franklin Street. Tower Self Park, operated by InterPark, is located at 211 W. Adams with parking access from either Franklin or Adams. We recommend contacting InterPark at 312/935-2724 to discuss pre-paid parking or discounted parking vouchers. 

Skydeck Ticket Info:

Your ticket can be printed or displayed on your mobile device for entry.

Tickets are valid for 6 months from the date selected.
The ticket is for general admission entry and is not a fast pass entry ticket.
The main Skydeck entrance is accessible from the Franklin lobby.
Please note tickets are non-refundable. No refunds for visibility change. All sales are final and subject to our Terms & Conditions.

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Sambha C 16 January 2018
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One photo soft copy should be for at least $5 as it is very costly

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