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SOM’s Revamped Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower Reopens 103 Floors Above the Windy City

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Source: The Architect's Newspaper

Following a transformative revamp and redesign led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in collaboration with Thinc Design, a New York-based exhibit design studio, and Chicago Scenic Studios, the Chicago Skydeck at Willis Tower has reopened to fearless visitors


“Willis Tower is synonymous with Chicago’s skyline. Envisioned in our studios more than 50 years ago, its design continues to inspire us today. In creating the new Skydeck, we wanted to honor the structural clarity and simplicity of the tower’s original design approach,” explained Scott Duncan, design partner at SOM, in a statement. “We wanted to create a quiet backdrop for people to be fully immersed in the city’s skyline and allow the view to speak for itself.”

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