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Old Posted Feb 25, 2018, 4:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Saturn64 View Post
But the fact remains that Willis is clearly the tourist favorite, if only, perhaps, because it's taller. I was there July 31-August 4. The general admission line when I was there was up to an hour and a half, and was going outside of the building. I had the fast pass, and it really would've sucked if I had to wait in that line. This was on a Monday afternoon. When I went to John Hancock, it was a Friday morning at 10:30, and I had the CityPass and everything, and there was literally no line. I walked into the building and straight to the elevator. It was great. Willis is clearly more popular, and the observation deck should definitely expand into another floor because of it.
Yeah, it's totally more popular, but the Signature Room/Lounge has better views for a better price. Of course, the lines for that can be long too but not like the Willis Tower. I would never suggest it over the Signature Room/Lounge though. I do agree though, maybe another floor but next time you're in town, go to the Signature Lounge - get up and walk around and take in the views. Look at the pictures above - the view along the lakefront is amazing and it's at a more edge part of the downtown area's highrise/skyscraper density so you get a better view. With Tilt I think you only get one view - and looking out over the lake completely, or looking up north along the lakefront while you see the beaches and Lincoln Park, looking West even. Best time to go is when it's light out and get up there a little before sunset so you can see both light and dark.
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