By ALLY MAROTTI and BLAIR KAMINChicago Tribune May 20. 2018 10:28PM The Sky Summit would lift a glass cab with room for 22 people over the edge of the Aon Center, hold the cab here for up to 40 seconds with Millennium Park more than 1,100 feet below and then bring everybody back to Aon's rooftop. (The Hettema Group) Aon Center's proposed observatory will include interactive screens, a lounge and outdoor space, and a capsule that lifts passengers beyond the edge of the skyscraper. (Solomon Cordwell Buenz) CHICAGO — The owners of the Aon Center, Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper, on Monday unveiled plans for an observatory atop the building, potentially setting up a heated competition for tourist dollars with established observatories at Willis Tower and 875 N. Michigan Ave., the former John Hancock Center.The stakes are as high as the buildings. A thriving observatory can be like a gold mine for a building's owners, producing far more revenue per square foot … [Read more...] about Aon Center’s planned observation deck could create competition for tourists
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In an age when smartphone-obsessed humans aren’t prone to observation, Chicago is getting another sky-high observation deck, a place the aforementioned humans can go and take smartphone pictures of views they can’t be bothered to directly observe.Owners of the Aon Center skyscraper have announced plans for a rooftop observatory and a ride called the Sky Summit that hoists a clear cab full of people over the edge of the building for a brief thrill. The building will also get a glass elevator tube that shoots visitors up the side of the skyscraper to the observatory.As my colleagues Ally Marotti and Blair Kamin reported, the Aon Center plan would set up “a heated competition for tourist dollars with established observatories at Willis Tower and 875 N. Michigan Ave., the former John Hancock Center.”That’s right. Chicago will have three different spots where tourists and residents alike can get bird’s-eye views of the the city and the lake.But if you … [Read more...] about Aon Center observation deck won’t peel our eyes from our phones. Here’s what might.
The owners of the Aon Center, Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, on Monday unveiled plans for an observatory atop the building, potentially setting up a heated competition for tourist dollars with established observatories at Willis Tower and 875 N. Michigan Ave., the former John Hancock Center.The stakes are as high as the buildings. A thriving observatory can be like a gold mine for a building’s owners, producing far more revenue per square foot than ordinary office space. But there are only so many tourists like Kiara Culmer, who on Monday was visiting the 360 Chicago observatory atop 875 N. Michigan, to go around.The view of Lake Michigan and distant skyscrapers, including the Aon Center, was amazing, but her family, visiting from the Bahamas, had other things to spend their time and money on, she said.“As a tourist, I would definitely not be going to all three (observatories),” said Culmer, as her husband Neil and their 2-year-old son Karter peered out the … [Read more...] about Aon Center’s planned observation deck, Chicago’s third, could create competition for tourist dollars
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Going Out Guide by Fritz Hahn by Fritz Hahn Email the author May 14 at 9:00 AM Email the author The view from the Observation Deck in Rosslyn includes FedEx Field, Tysons Corner and beyond. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post) Part of the fun of visiting a friend with a rooftop deck is playing tourist and seeing the sights: How's the view of the Capitol dome or Washington National Cathedral? Is that the roof of Nationals Park between those two buildings? More importantly, where's my house? From the Observation Deck, opening to the public later this summer atop Rosslyn's CEB Tower at Central Place, the game takes on a whole new scale. … [Read more...] about This new observation deck will offer sweeping views of Washington
Leanna Garfield, provided by Published 2:32 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Joe Woolhead Costing an estimated $20 billion, Manhattan's Hudson Yards neighborhood is already the largest real-estate development in American history. And soon, the neighborhood will break another record. 30 Hudson Yards, a skyscraper under construction on the island's far west side, will feature the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City and the Western Hemisphere. A construction crew began installing the 765,000-pound, steel deck on Tuesday. When complete, it will jut out from the tower 1,100 feet in the air. Take a look below. The skyscraper, dubbed 30 Hudson Yards, is located along the Hudson River at the southwest corner of 33rd Street in Manhattan. Visual House Spanning around 28 acres, Hudson Yards broke ground in late 2012, and construction is expected to wrap up in 2024. Measuring 1,296-feet-tall, the steel-and-glass skyscraper will feature offices, a restaurant, … [Read more...] about New York City is getting a 1,296-foot-tall skyscraper with the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere — see the incredible views