Lightning Strike at Sears Tower in Chicago


Lightning strike at the Sears Tower in Chicago on Monday, October 2, 2006.

The Sears Tower rises 1450 feet above the City of Chicago. More than 1 million tourists visit the Sears Tower annually. Elevators in the building can rise 1600 feet per minute, or if you like to stair climb there are 2232 steps to the top of the Sears Tower.

The Skydeck occupies the 103rd floor of the 108-story Sears Tower. The Skydeck has its own entrance on Jackson Boulevard, and attracts approximately 1.5 million visitors per year. All of the floors above the Skydeck are mechanical floors.

Sears Tower info on Emporis.com