Chicago Is Anyone’s Kind Of Town With One Of A Kind Attractions

The John Hancock Building Chicago’s First Tallest Building Has Remarkable Outdoor Views

The John Hancock Building was built in 1970. It was the world’s first mixed-use high-rise and it’s on Chicago’s Lakeshore.

The building Height is 1,127 ft and it has 100 stories. The structure has X-shaped external bracings.

This unique architectural design makes it look taller than it really is.

Chicago Water Tower & John Hancock Building(© iStockphoto.com/christopherarndt).The outer part of the building has high-density black aluminum contrasts with 11,459 extra-thick, glare-proof, bronze glass windowpanes.

It’s design concept allows only five to eight inches of sway in a 60mph wind gust.

The building was tested to withstand winds of 132 miles-per-hour.

This building can be a place for corporate or private events.

The Observatory is on the 94 level and it gives you 360 degree views.

The outer part of the building has high-density black aluminum contrasts with 11,459 extra-thick, glare-proof, bronze glass window panes.

Chicago Below (© iStockphoto.com/tacojim)

There are interactive telescopes.

It has Chicago’s only open air sky walk where you will be exposed to the fresh air up high.

There is a cafe 1000 feet above with a variety of Italian coffees from Lavazza Espression café.

This cafe serves fresh Italian foods and drinks of all kinds.

It also has fun foods and drinks for children.

You can also enjoy the Signature Room at the 95th Floor where you can dine and see a skyline view of the city and lake shore from above.

Hours of Operation: Sunday: Brunch 10am – 2pm, Dinner 5pm – 10pm Monday through Thursday: Lunch 11am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday: Lunch 11am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5pm – 11pm Phone: (312) 787-9596

If you are in for some more social fun, there is also the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor.

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am to 12:30 am Friday & Saturday 11:00 am to 1:30 am

You can have some humorous fun and have your photo taken as a window washer. Just imagine how fun it would be to show your family and friends that picture, and tell them what you’ve been up to!

Twilight Lakeshore, Chicago (© iStockphoto.com/stevegeer).

This building has so much to offer when you visit.

Visiting this structure will be an experience of a lifetime!

As a matter of fact Chicago has many spectacular skyscrapers, old and new that are worth seeing!

So as you continue to enjoy the city whether you are a visitor or live in Illinois don’t forget about these skyscrapers.

Chicago is a city with big shoulders and a variety of dynamic architectural designs with it’s structures.

So if you want to enjoy good sightseeing don’t leave the city without viewing the inside and outside of some of these buildings.

Whether it’s by boat or land. Chicago has many tour options to see these structures. 

The experience can be very entertaining and fun. The building gives you a very good experience as being on the Lake Shore.

It gives you very spectacular 360 degree views right on the water without leaving anything out.

When your are viewing the outside, you can get view some of the spectacular shows and events for free.

These open views give privy to some Chicago events such as the Air & Water Show, Tall Ships and Venetian Night.

Hours:

Open daily from 9:00am to 11:00pm (last arrival at 10:30pm)

The best suggested times to visit to avoid the crowds, is to come before 11:00am or after 6:00pm.

The John Hancock Building Location:

875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-3680