|Chicago's Willis (Sears) Tower stands head and shoulders above the rest.|
|Chicago as seen from the "whatever ya wanna call it" tower.|
|Not the place to be in a thunderstorm.|
|The original Sears Tower, 1906,|
George C. Nimmons, architect.
Only fifteen stories, 250 feet tall.
|The tower heads upward, 1972, as Sears heads downward.|
Copyright, Jim Lane
The Willis Tower's east entrance (Franklin Street)
|The tower lobby--cavernous.|
| Fazlur Khan's "Bundled Tube" concept illustrated. Notice the bonding levels |
at three intervals along the upward height of the building.
|A four-foot thrill ride. Don't worry, the glass doesn't usually break.|
|1,352 feet straight down.|