All these years later it is still hard for me to refer to our beloved city skyscraper as the Willis Tower. For years it was known as the Sears Tower and boy did that name stick in the heads of Chicagoans. But for the sake of this story, I will respectfully call it the Willis Tower.
Let me give you a quick fact about Chicago and the Willis Tower. Did you know that at one time the skyscraper was the tallest building in the world? Yeah, Chi-Town held that title for some years, but now the Willis Tower ranks number 17 out of 25 as one of the tallest buildings in the world.
But here is what is interesting and a pretty cool Chicago fact. If visit the Willis Tower's skydeck, you can see four states -- Illinois of course, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan, but it has to be a clear day of course. And the Willis Tower is one of Chicago's most popular attractions, with millions of visitors each year.