As you cross the landscape of central North America, the City of Chicago seems to rise up out of nowhere - you’re surrounded by flat, recently glaciated plains and all of a sudden at the boundary between a river and a lake these enormous steel structures rise up into the sky. This video clip explores that urban landscape from the sky.
Standing 1,353 feet above street level, on the 103rd floor, Willis Tower Skydeck offers an impressive view of Chicago. The skydeck features a glass box that juts out over the edge of the building, allowing visitors to view the city from every angle, unobstructed.
Willis Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and has features on many tv and movie productions, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On a clear day, four different states can be seen from the skydeck.
Photographer David Harpe captured this video of fog consuming the city of Chicago at night earlier this week and it was shared via WGN TV. I think this clip has to have been taken from the Sears Tower (and I will not call it anything else).