Once The Tallest Building In America, Illinois' Sears Tower Was A True Feat Of Engineering
By Melissa Mahoney|Published May 17, 2022
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
Once upon a time, the tallest building in the country was right here in Illinois, specifically Chicago. Today, One World Trade Center in New York City has the distinction as the tallest skyscraper in the United States, but that accolade once belonged to the Sears Tower in Illinois. Now known as Willis Tower, the Sears Tower is an incredible feat of engineering, especially during the time it was built.
Have you experienced the views from The Ledge yet? What do you think about the Sears Tower in Illinois (now the Willis Tower)? Let us know in the comments. For more information, visit the Willis Tower website.
If you love architecture, head to Quincy, Illinois which is home to some of the best-preserved historic architecture in the state.
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