Willis Tower Skydeck

★★★★☆
  • 233 S Wacker Dr Ste 3530 Suite 3530

    Chicago, IL 60606

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  • 312-875-9696

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Been here when it was the sears tower and since it has been renamed willis tower. I have to admit I liked it better when it was sears. Not that anything has changed its just the history :(
Anyway the view is spectacular and the price isn't that bad to go up.

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★★★★★

Been here when it was the sears tower and since it has been renamed willis tower. I have to admit I liked it better when it was sears. Not that anything has changed its just the history :(
Anyway the view is spectacular and the price isn't that bad to go up.

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I expected the long wait (almost 2 hrs even though the sign said the wait would be 1 hour) and the high cost ($50 for family of 4) but after the wait & cost, I did not expect to be CRAMMED into the elevator like sardines. My 77yr old mother was with me and was being smashed. It was ridiculous. The attendant kept asking us to "take a baby step back". I finally yelled back at her that there was no more room and maybe some people needed to wait for the next elevator. I am a Chicago native and have visited the skydeck before but I will never go again. There was also no one there who could tell me how to address my concerns with the Skydeck management.

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I expected the long wait (almost 2 hrs even though the sign said the wait would be 1 hour) and the high cost ($50 for family of 4) but after the wait & cost, I did not expect to be CRAMMED into the elevator like sardines. My 77yr old mother was with me and was being smashed. It was ridiculous. The attendant kept asking us to "take a baby step back". I finally yelled back at her that there was no more room and maybe some people needed to wait for the next elevator. I am a Chicago native and have visited the skydeck before but I will never go again. There was also no one there who could tell me how to address my concerns with the Skydeck management.

Pros: Great views

Cons: Customer service

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Sears Tower is absolutely one of my favorite places in Chicago. I know it is quite a ways to the top of it, where the Skydeck is so keep your eyes close if you're afraid of heights (at least until you get off the elevator). You have to pay a minimal amount to go up there but the view is amazing!

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★★★★★

Sears Tower is absolutely one of my favorite places in Chicago. I know it is quite a ways to the top of it, where the Skydeck is so keep your eyes close if you're afraid of heights (at least until you get off the elevator). You have to pay a minimal amount to go up there but the view is amazing!

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The attraction shuts down on windy days, which is pretty often actually -- but when it's up, a lot of tourists flock to get up there. The views are pretty breathtaking, but I'm not sure we got our money's worth, as you can only look out the windows for so long before going back down.

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★★★☆☆

The attraction shuts down on windy days, which is pretty often actually -- but when it's up, a lot of tourists flock to get up there. The views are pretty breathtaking, but I'm not sure we got our money's worth, as you can only look out the windows for so long before going back down.

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The Sears Tower Skydeck is one of the destinations we take our out of town visitors to see so they can experience the tallest building in the city. The building has 110 floors and if you are afraid of heights, then I would recommend you stay away. Their elevators have televisions so you can pass the time while you wait to arrive on the top floor. The views are amazing.

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★★★★☆

The Sears Tower Skydeck is one of the destinations we take our out of town visitors to see so they can experience the tallest building in the city. The building has 110 floors and if you are afraid of heights, then I would recommend you stay away. Their elevators have televisions so you can pass the time while you wait to arrive on the top floor. The views are amazing.

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Would you like to know the best way to see Chicago? Go to the Sears Tower! At Sears tower you can see views from all over Chicago. They say you can see over 40 miles on a clear day. I'm not sure how far I saw but if you use the telescopes you can even read the signs that are far away. In my opinion, the best time to visit is either at dusk or at night. At night the lights on the buildings are beautiful. Admission is around $12 for adults and around $9 for kids. It's not a cheap attraction but it certainly is worth the money.

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★★★★★

Would you like to know the best way to see Chicago? Go to the Sears Tower! At Sears tower you can see views from all over Chicago. They say you can see over 40 miles on a clear day. I'm not sure how far I saw but if you use the telescopes you can even read the signs that are far away. In my opinion, the best time to visit is either at dusk or at night. At night the lights on the buildings are beautiful. Admission is around $12 for adults and around $9 for kids. It's not a cheap attraction but it certainly is worth the money.

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No matter if your a new tourist or someone that lives nearby, this building is a must to see. It takes you all the way to the top floor to look below at the amazing city. Make sure to go towards the evening time when you can see the sun setting down and all the lights; its the best!

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★★★★★

No matter if your a new tourist or someone that lives nearby, this building is a must to see. It takes you all the way to the top floor to look below at the amazing city. Make sure to go towards the evening time when you can see the sun setting down and all the lights; its the best!

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The Sears Tower is the tallest building in Chicago, and it has a great view. I prefer the view from the Hancock building, however. While both give you a very panoramic view of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Hancock building gives you a better perspective on downtown Chicago and other areas. Either way, make sure if you're visiting Chicago that you go up in one of the two towers because its a view to remember.

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★★★★☆

The Sears Tower is the tallest building in Chicago, and it has a great view. I prefer the view from the Hancock building, however. While both give you a very panoramic view of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Hancock building gives you a better perspective on downtown Chicago and other areas. Either way, make sure if you're visiting Chicago that you go up in one of the two towers because its a view to remember.

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Not very exciting if you have been there before but a stop you must make if you are visiting Chicago. The prices are a little stiff but its not something you will forget soon. Beautiful views of Chicago and on a clear day they say you can see all the way to Canada- I doubt it but its a nice thought!

PROS: Spectacular view
CONS: Priced High, Crowded.

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★★★☆☆

Not very exciting if you have been there before but a stop you must make if you are visiting Chicago. The prices are a little stiff but its not something you will forget soon. Beautiful views of Chicago and on a clear day they say you can see all the way to Canada- I doubt it but its a nice thought!

PROS: Spectacular view
CONS: Priced High, Crowded.

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This is one of the best sites to visit in Chicago. One of the tallest buildings in the world, it gives a superb view of Chicago from the top. The skydeck is well organized with info tablets all over the place and coin-operated telescopes all around. A decent food court at the bottom of the building completes the need for a weekend outing.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best sites to visit in Chicago. One of the tallest buildings in the world, it gives a superb view of Chicago from the top. The skydeck is well organized with info tablets all over the place and coin-operated telescopes all around. A decent food court at the bottom of the building completes the need for a weekend outing.

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At Sears Tower Skydeck you can view the City of Chicago from above. At night you can see the entire skyline with lights. There is also resturants and visitor shops. You can also use the telescopes to view in certain areas of Chicago. The pricing are $11.95 for adults and $8.50 for children. It's a must see for vistors to Chicago to one of the tallest building in the world. There is the Sears Tower Parking Garage for parking but there is a charge by hour for parking.

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★★★★★

At Sears Tower Skydeck you can view the City of Chicago from above. At night you can see the entire skyline with lights. There is also resturants and visitor shops. You can also use the telescopes to view in certain areas of Chicago. The pricing are $11.95 for adults and $8.50 for children. It's a must see for vistors to Chicago to one of the tallest building in the world. There is the Sears Tower Parking Garage for parking but there is a charge by hour for parking.

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Chicago became home to the world's tallest building when the Sears Tower was topped off.It can be seen for great distances.
This building uses high-speed, double-deck express elevators & sky lobbies for transfering the visitors.I actually wanted to see one of the world's tallest buildings on my visit to Chicago thats why i visited it.I enjoyed the view from Sears Tower. Once you get up there you can see the photos of the ancient town.it is worth a visit.

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★★★★☆

Chicago became home to the world's tallest building when the Sears Tower was topped off.It can be seen for great distances.
This building uses high-speed, double-deck express elevators & sky lobbies for transfering the visitors.I actually wanted to see one of the world's tallest buildings on my visit to Chicago thats why i visited it.I enjoyed the view from Sears Tower. Once you get up there you can see the photos of the ancient town.it is worth a visit.

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A must see tourist attraction for everyone ever in the area. For only $12 for adult admission you get to watch a short but interesting film on the history of the massive skyscraper, then you head up in one of the fastest elevators in the world to the observation deck. With windows facing all directions, the view is just amazing. You can see the city from all sides and the lake view is gorgeous, or zoom in close by putting a few quarters into the viewing machine. You can even hop down a few floors and have a meal while you're there. Since the deck is open until 10pm you can check out the amazing city lights with the night view. Then stop the gift shop on your way out for a sourvinear.

PROS: Great View, information, interesting, cost effecient
CONS: gets old when you go often

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★★★★★

A must see tourist attraction for everyone ever in the area. For only $12 for adult admission you get to watch a short but interesting film on the history of the massive skyscraper, then you head up in one of the fastest elevators in the world to the observation deck. With windows facing all directions, the view is just amazing. You can see the city from all sides and the lake view is gorgeous, or zoom in close by putting a few quarters into the viewing machine. You can even hop down a few floors and have a meal while you're there. Since the deck is open until 10pm you can check out the amazing city lights with the night view. Then stop the gift shop on your way out for a sourvinear.

PROS: Great View, information, interesting, cost effecient
CONS: gets old when you go often

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Good view (not suprirising) but the view seemed just as good at the John Hancock tower likely due to the proximity of Lake Michigan. The problem with the Sears Tower Observatory is they try to make the whole experience Disney-esque by subjecting you to a 15-minute movie on Chicago prior to boarding the elevator. Make sure to sit up front and to the left when watching the movie because the doors open to the elevator there. Prior to going up, you get your picture taken and can get the photo (along with other souvenirs) after you return to ground level.

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★★★★★

Good view (not suprirising) but the view seemed just as good at the John Hancock tower likely due to the proximity of Lake Michigan. The problem with the Sears Tower Observatory is they try to make the whole experience Disney-esque by subjecting you to a 15-minute movie on Chicago prior to boarding the elevator. Make sure to sit up front and to the left when watching the movie because the doors open to the elevator there. Prior to going up, you get your picture taken and can get the photo (along with other souvenirs) after you return to ground level.

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I'm not a big fan of the Sears Tower Observatory. It's overcrowded with tourists and expensive. The views are good, but the experience is ruined by the crowds. For similar views but a better experience, take it from this former Chicago resident and go to the Signature Room Bar in the John Hancock building. You're up almost as high, and for the same price, you can sit down, have a drink and watch the sunset in a relaxing environment.

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★★★☆☆

I'm not a big fan of the Sears Tower Observatory. It's overcrowded with tourists and expensive. The views are good, but the experience is ruined by the crowds. For similar views but a better experience, take it from this former Chicago resident and go to the Signature Room Bar in the John Hancock building. You're up almost as high, and for the same price, you can sit down, have a drink and watch the sunset in a relaxing environment.

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Take in Chicago's beautiful skyline and architecture from the top of the world's fourth tallest building! The Sear's Tower towers over the city giving the best view around. It's a little expensive, but a must see for your next Chicago visit.

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★★★★☆

Take in Chicago's beautiful skyline and architecture from the top of the world's fourth tallest building! The Sear's Tower towers over the city giving the best view around. It's a little expensive, but a must see for your next Chicago visit.

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This "Chicago Must-See" is over-rated. Do what the locals do when they have guests in town. Skip the $10 ticket to get to the Sears Tower Skydeck and go to the lounge at the Hancock building instead for a drink and a view that's phenomenal and just several stories short of Sears.

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★★★☆☆

This "Chicago Must-See" is over-rated. Do what the locals do when they have guests in town. Skip the $10 ticket to get to the Sears Tower Skydeck and go to the lounge at the Hancock building instead for a drink and a view that's phenomenal and just several stories short of Sears.

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It has a good view but if you have to choose between the Sears tower and the Hancock Building I would take the later. Another option is to do what we did the first time we went. We did the John Hancock building during the day (beautiful views of the Lake) and the Sears tower at night for a totally different look.

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★★★★☆

It has a good view but if you have to choose between the Sears tower and the Hancock Building I would take the later. Another option is to do what we did the first time we went. We did the John Hancock building during the day (beautiful views of the Lake) and the Sears tower at night for a totally different look.

Pros: great view

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I recently traveled to Chicago and HAD to visit the Sears Tower Skydeck. After all, it's the tallest building in the US. BUT, after purchasing the Chicago CityPass, I visited the John Hancock Building Observatory. The view is more spectacular than at Sears. "Big John" also has an outside terrace where you can feel the Chicago cold, as well as hear all the Chicago sounds. The best part is a 'take your own photo' set of Washing the Windows at Big John. My friends and I had a blast just acting silly. It was one of our favorite souvenirs of our Chicago trip.
When visiting definitely visit Big John!

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★★★★☆

I recently traveled to Chicago and HAD to visit the Sears Tower Skydeck. After all, it's the tallest building in the US. BUT, after purchasing the Chicago CityPass, I visited the John Hancock Building Observatory. The view is more spectacular than at Sears. "Big John" also has an outside terrace where you can feel the Chicago cold, as well as hear all the Chicago sounds. The best part is a 'take your own photo' set of Washing the Windows at Big John. My friends and I had a blast just acting silly. It was one of our favorite souvenirs of our Chicago trip.
When visiting definitely visit Big John!

Pros: inexpensive, history

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I enjoyed going up in the SEARS TOWER. I am active duty NAVY therefore it was/is free for us. I cannot get enough of a view of it. I have been in it three times and i loved it each time. The view is magnificant and the people are great. It is worth the wait.

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★★★★★

I enjoyed going up in the SEARS TOWER. I am active duty NAVY therefore it was/is free for us. I cannot get enough of a view of it. I have been in it three times and i loved it each time. The view is magnificant and the people are great. It is worth the wait.

Pros: VIEW, INTERACTION, HISTORY

Cons: PRICE, LONG LINES/WAIT

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the best place to get a wonderful bird's eye view of the city-and four states on a clear day! would recommend it highly to all my out of town friends and family.

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★★★★★

the best place to get a wonderful bird's eye view of the city-and four states on a clear day! would recommend it highly to all my out of town friends and family.

Pros: accessable

Cons: crowded

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Great experience, and a must do, as it represents Chicago.

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★★★★★

Great experience, and a must do, as it represents Chicago.

Pros: Expense, reasonable, easy

Cons: need good weather, no snacks, no place to rest

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Sears tower is a lot of fun to see because of its importance as a widely known landmark, and because of the amazing views. Chicago is a truly great city and the skydeck allows you to see it all from one of the best perspectives: from above.

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★★★★★

Sears tower is a lot of fun to see because of its importance as a widely known landmark, and because of the amazing views. Chicago is a truly great city and the skydeck allows you to see it all from one of the best perspectives: from above.

Pros: whole family can enjo, see the entire city, facilities are great

Cons: needs better parking

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Living within 60 miles of Chicago, I visit often. The Sears Tower is a must see at least once a year for me. No matter what the season or time of day, I am always impressed.

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★★★★★

Living within 60 miles of Chicago, I visit often. The Sears Tower is a must see at least once a year for me. No matter what the season or time of day, I am always impressed.

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The best view of the city is accessible to everyone. You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy the Sears skydeck. It's pretty amazing - on a clear day, I swear you can see the Mississippi. If you don't mind watching a little Opra video on the tour, I would say it's a great thing to do - at least once.

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★★★★★

The best view of the city is accessible to everyone. You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy the Sears skydeck. It's pretty amazing - on a clear day, I swear you can see the Mississippi. If you don't mind watching a little Opra video on the tour, I would say it's a great thing to do - at least once.

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I was taken to the Sears Skydeck when I was visiting your lovely city. I'll have to admit the ride up was a bit uneasy. The elevator lifts off and your ears pop about two or three times. They also PACK each elevator to the top and on the way down as well. Which makes the ride a little uncomfortable. But once you're at the top, the view is spectacular. Chicago's history and facts line the walls in the center of the floor. Exhibits for small children and adults a like give a glimpse into Chicago's past. All the way around is a breath taking view of the city and lake. A must do if you're visiting Chicago.

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★★★★★

I was taken to the Sears Skydeck when I was visiting your lovely city. I'll have to admit the ride up was a bit uneasy. The elevator lifts off and your ears pop about two or three times. They also PACK each elevator to the top and on the way down as well. Which makes the ride a little uncomfortable. But once you're at the top, the view is spectacular. Chicago's history and facts line the walls in the center of the floor. Exhibits for small children and adults a like give a glimpse into Chicago's past. All the way around is a breath taking view of the city and lake. A must do if you're visiting Chicago.

Pros: Historic Facts, View, For the Family

Cons: PACKED Elevator Ride

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Yeah, it's pretty cool once you get to the top, but the ride up gives me the heebie-jeebies. You're squeeze into an elevator and it's ripping skyward. No doubt it's just me, but I get claustrophobic. The view at the top is unreal -- up among the clouds and you can see the whole city. Be forewarned, though, it's pretty pricey -- both for the tickets and especially for the parking.

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★★★★☆

Yeah, it's pretty cool once you get to the top, but the ride up gives me the heebie-jeebies. You're squeeze into an elevator and it's ripping skyward. No doubt it's just me, but I get claustrophobic. The view at the top is unreal -- up among the clouds and you can see the whole city. Be forewarned, though, it's pretty pricey -- both for the tickets and especially for the parking.

Pros: What a view!

Cons: Tough ride up

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YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO AND MORE!!!

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★★★★☆

YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO AND MORE!!!

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Take a ride to the top and look out at the views, then look down! Fun for any kid or tourist.

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★★★★★

Take a ride to the top and look out at the views, then look down! Fun for any kid or tourist.

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Whenever you visit the Chicago area I would definitely recommend that you visit the Sears Towers, if you don't mind viewing Chicago from the tallest building in the city area. Here you can see soldier field and the river that cuts through the city of Chicago. You can also get a good view of the Michigan River.

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★★★★☆

Whenever you visit the Chicago area I would definitely recommend that you visit the Sears Towers, if you don't mind viewing Chicago from the tallest building in the city area. Here you can see soldier field and the river that cuts through the city of Chicago. You can also get a good view of the Michigan River.

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There's not much else going on down in this neighborhood, but it's pretty cool to go up to the top of this building--once the world's tallest--and take a look down at the city below. It takes a special trip; if you're pressed for time, do the Hancock instead. But get there early.

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★★★★☆

There's not much else going on down in this neighborhood, but it's pretty cool to go up to the top of this building--once the world's tallest--and take a look down at the city below. It takes a special trip; if you're pressed for time, do the Hancock instead. But get there early.

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In my view I have been there and it is spectacular ! The view is amazing on a clear day and if your like me even on a cloudy day the way light hits the clouds will take your breath away.

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★★★★★

In my view I have been there and it is spectacular ! The view is amazing on a clear day and if your like me even on a cloudy day the way light hits the clouds will take your breath away.

Pros: the view

Cons: really high up

 

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