Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Matt Miller
Date: April 1994, March 1998
This top Chicago roadside attraction was renamed the Chicago Willis Tower in 2009. We visited the Skydeck on the 103rd floor back when it was named the Sears Tower. At 1,730 feet tall, the skyscraper was once the world’s tallest building but now is the 3rd tallest building in the USA and 12th tallest building in the world. The Skydeck gave us incredible panorama views of Chicago and on a clear day you could see four states.
When completed in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, 110 stories high. The tower has 104 elevators moving 1,200 feet per second. We reached the top floor in 60 seconds. In strong winds the average width that it sways is six inches from true center. Each November, the skyscraper hosts the world’s tallest indoor stair climb competition where participants climb the towers 103rd floor staircase.