The Hancock Center definitely provides better “natural” connection than the Sears tower. There is a section where they just have a metal grill rather than a thick glass, so you can feel the wind and elements from that height. Much better than the Sears tower, where you are behind a thick glass window and all you can do it look through the glass. Which is not a bad view, don’t get me wrong. But after a certain point, the difference in height does not matter much.
Plus of course the wait at the Sears tower to get up was 1hr+ and we got to the top of Hancock Center in about 20 minutes 🙂
I know people would like to visit Sears tower because of the fact that it is one of the tallest buildings in the world, but don’t forget Hancock!