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Aon Center plans to add lifting sky summit to observation deck

The Aon Center hopes to draw the Willis Tower Skybox crowds with a special observation deck of their own.  The biggest difference is that this one (called the “Sky Summit glass cab”) lifts above the building, overlooking a beautiful view of Grant Park.

[Aon Center Sky Summit Images from The Hettema Group]

The 185 million dollar project will include a 1000 foot external elevator with the purpose of shuttling people straight up to the observation deck.  The Sky Summit would give Chicago its 3rd observation deck, making it one of only 2 cities in America to have 3 (the other being New York).

Chicago Tribune