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!
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@ Rpm – Enjoying the Long WE in Chicago ?? :DOkay this may sound strange – The 3 years I’ve lived in Chi. never have I felt to go on top of the Sears. Have been to Hancock tuns of times.The only thing worth watching is the landscape and standing in the long queue [any time of the year] didnt just make sense to me ;-). Agreed that you can see abutting states and all but Hancock has so much more to offer – Cheese Cake Factory being the very least. ;-)Enjoy !!
@rajesh: The lines were pathetic at Sears Tower. First there is a long line for tickets (e-tickets guys just fly through), then a line to get to the theater, and then a line to finally get to the elevator! And worse, a line to frigging get down! :-)And oh yea, we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert and capuccino. Good stuff at midnight! 🙂