more known as the sears tower than the now willis tower is the home of the chicago skydeck. it was $19.00 to take the elevator 103 floors up to view the skyline from a bird's eye view. 360 degree sights of the water, the entire city skyline, and the smaller rural areas were all visible when i went at 5:30pm. there was also no wait on a random tuesday! there are three different glass bottom cutout ledges that will take your breath away. i'll just let you see what i'm talking about.
this restaurant is located atop of john hancock building on the 95th floor. after hearing that the views at night were some of the best in the city, i had to check it out and have a glass of wine solo. i'm feeling like a pro at being cool visiting bars/restaurants by myself. the city was completely transformed to never ending lights as the sun set.
store after store, purse after purse, shoe after shoe. although i was only able to get into h&m to do some damage, it's probably a good thing my time was limited. i could've spent hours walking those streets window-shopping and swiping my debit card too many times. the h&m was two stories tall as most of the retail stores are on michigan ave.
i checked this out my last night in chicago mostly because i was curious about this "bean." call me lazy, but i didn't research it's significance, but it is pretty cool to capture the buildings in its mirror reflection. also, i've never seen more people taking selfies at once. i, too, am guilty.
a personal trip to chicago will have to be planned soon so i can explore more and eat that deep dish pizza again. check out that link to see all of my windy city delicious food indulgences. ahhhh. there are no words.