Step Onto the Ledge at Willis Tower

Monday, 28 October, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

This special reception held on the evening of 28 October gave VIPs the opportunity to let loose in the fantastic setting of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Chicago’s current tallest building (442 meters). Delegates took in the sights from the 360-degree vantage point of the building’s 99th floor, with access provided to the Skydeck observation level, where daring visitors stepped onto a glass-enclosed “Ledge” for the ultimate high-flying experience. At 412 meters up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 1.3 meters from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city.

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Willis Tower

About Willis Tower

The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, with its signature black aluminum and bronze-tinted glare-reducing glass, was the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years. Completed in 1974, Willis Tower set the standard for supertall skyscrapers around the globe, both in its innovative design and graceful styling. With approximately 424,000 square meters of gross floor area, the building is comparatively large for its height, with its foundation and the first 50 floors taking up an entire city block before the building begins to narrow.

The step-back design of the structure was designed by the architects as a direct result of Sears’ space requirements. The designers were required to develop a building that incorporated not only very large office floors, which were… Read More

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