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Willis Tower

Address

233 S. Wacker Dr.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Website

willistower.com

Description

In 2017, the Blackstone and EQ Office began a massive street-to-sky transformation of the Willis Tower, once the world’s tallest buildings and still the apex of the Chicago skyline. Nearly five years and $500 million later, a new-and-improved Willis Tower is ready for its close-up. Architecture firm Gensler has repositioned the iconic supertall to reinforce an active neighborhood-scaled experience at street level while also modernizing the commercial office spaces above. Named “Catalog”—an homage to the building’s original tenant, the Sears Roebuck Company—the five-level extension features new retail, dining, and entertainment spaces, including an outdoor terrace and new public art installations by Olafur Eliasson and Jacob Hashimoto. 

Visitor Experience

Visitors are welcome to explore Catalog at Willis Tower, including the outdoor terrace at level four. While access to Skydeck Chicago is not included, visitors are welcome and encouraged to purchase tickets online.