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John Hancock Center

The Hancock Center observation deck's new "Tilt" allows visitors to lean at a 30-degree angle over the street below, more than 1,000 feet in the air. (Credit: CBS)

Hancock Center ‘Tilt’ Just Might Up The Ante On Willis Tower’s ‘Ledge’

The “Ledge” at Willis Tower has a new rival for skyscraper thrills in Chicago. The Hancock Center has its own gravity-defying feature, “Tilt,” which lets visitors lean out over the edge of its observation deck at a 30-degree angle.

05/08/2014

A view from the John Hancock's new Tilt attraction on the 94th floor. (Credit: 360Chicago/PixelPool)

Lean Out: 360 Chicago Unveils ‘Tilt’ At John Hancock Center

Once upon a time, not that long ago, people were amazed to stand in front of a window more the 1,000 feet above the earth and gaze across the sky–up to 60 miles or more on a clear day.

05/07/2014

The construction of the John Hancock Center (Credit:  C. William Brubaker Collection/University Of Illinois-Chicago Library)

Rewind Chicago: In 1968, The John Hancock Center Takes Form Over Chicago

Walking east on Chicago Avenue in 1968, one could see the full skeleton of what would become one of Chicago’s iconic structures.

04/28/2014

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Best Places To See New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Chicago

When you need visuals to celebrate 2014’s appearance, think fireworks.

12/16/2013

George Washington's signature caps a communication about a new holiday called Thanksgiving. (CBS)

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation On Display At Hancock Center

Washington’s John Hancock, at it were, was affixed on October 3, 1789, proclaiming the first Thanksgiving, after the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

10/24/2013

John Hancock Center

Willis Tower Skydeck Closed Due To Wind, But Hancock Observatory Open

Strong winds forced officials at the Willis Tower to close its Skydeck for the day on Tuesday, but the observation deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center remained open for business.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over the lakefront during the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Air Show Fans Find Different Perspectives To Watch The Stunts

The Blue Angels closed out Chicago’s 54th annual Air & Water Show this afternoon. For spectators, it was all about the view. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman found some unique spots where people found a different perspective for the Air & Water Show.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2012

Hustle Up The Hancock

Thousands Climb To The Top For Hustle Up The Hancock

Four thousand climbers took part in the 15th annual Hustle up the Hancock at the John Hancock Center Sunday.

CBS 2–02/27/2012

Chicago Fire Department

At Least 18 Trapped In John Hancock Center Elevator

Authorities freed at least 18 people trapped in a John Hancock Center parking garage elevator early Saturday evening.

02/11/2012

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Guide To The John Hancock Center

The Hancock, as locals call it, is in the Streeterville area of Chicago, and is still a formidable building at 100-stories and 1127-feet (344 m). Tourists gawking up at its heights sometimes fall prey to pickpockets…

11/26/2011

A small fire broke out on the 75th floor of the John Hancock Center on Sept. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Breaks Out At Hancock Center

A malfunctioning electrical transformer drew dozens of firefighters and more than 20 pieces of firefighting equipment to the John Hancock Center.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2011

Potash Markets

Made In Chicago: Potash Markets

It’s all in the family for a longtime grocery store business on the Near North Side.

WBBM Newsradio–04/18/2011

John Hancock Lit For Japan

Big John Lit Up For Japan

The lights that illuminate the crest of the John Hancock Center are bedecked in red and white, in a push to raise awareness of relief efforts for Japan.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Chunks of falling ice from the John Hancock Center forced police to shut down some nearby streets on March 8, 2011. This chunk nearly hit CBS 2's Susanna Song and a CBS 2 photographer. (Credit: CBS)

Falling Ice Closes Streets Near Hancock Center, Willis Tower

Streets around two of Chicago’s tallest buildings remained closed to traffic Tuesday evening, due to concerns about falling ice.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

New practice facility for the Blackhawks?

Could the Blackhawks have a new practice facility high in the sky? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy hitting the ice high above the streets of downtown Chicago. The Associated Press is […]

09/09/2010