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Damage to the Willis Tower Ledge. (Credit: Tony Saldana)

Damaged Ledge Reopens At Willis Tower Following Repair Job

Visitors at the Willis Tower were again standing in the Skydeck’s glass enclosures on Friday, perched 1,300 feet over the sidewalk below, after crews repaired one of the boxes that was damaged late Wednesday.

05/30/2014

Damage to the Willis Tower Ledge. (Credit: Tony Saldana)

Willis Tower’s Glass ‘Ledge’ Repaired After Cracks Appear

The cracks formed after a group of visitors to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower stepped out on the Ledge, but Willis Tower officials said the glass itself did not crack, only the protective coating.

05/29/2014

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

Steve Miller captures the view from the Willis Tower 'Ledge.' (Credit:Steve Miller/ WBBM Newsradio

Willis Tower’s ‘Ledge’ Celebrates Three Years Of Thrills

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere is celebrating the third anniversary of its popular “Ledge.”

06/14/2012

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Willis Tower Skydeck: It’s Really High Up

The Willis Tower is tall! Just… you know… so you know. Why not take a trip up to its Skydeck to get a real grasp of how big this behemoth building is?

11/04/2011

Willis Tower (CBS)

9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Sears Tower And John Hancock Go Dark In Observance Of Earth Hour

Best Things To Do In A Skyscraper

Chicago is home to some of the tallest buildings in the world. With so many things to do in the city, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best activities, tourist attractions, dining and shopping in the sky!

02/01/2011

Willis Tower

Cyclone Winds Close Willis Tower Skydeck

Even tourists who are willing to brave the wind on Tuesday won’t be able to see the views from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010