Aon says new observation deck would attract two million annually
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(Above) Imagined view looking south and west from a new observation deck proposed for the top of Aon Center. Images obtained from The 601W Companies. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

22-May-18 – Owners of Aon Center in the Loop think they can bring two million people per year to the 82nd and 83rd floors of their commercial office tower.

The 601W Companies A glass-enclosed elevator would take visitors 1,136 feet up the northwest corner of the building to an observatory and restaurant. To get to the elevator, they would cross over from a new pavilion in the southeast corner of the ground floor.

Representatives of The 601W Companies unveiled their proposal on May 14 at a community meeting hosted by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

The observation deck, says the company, “will provide the city with a new and spectacular family activity and experience.”

(Right) Pavilion next to Columbus Drive that would lead to elevator and then to roof of Aon Center. The 601W Companies

The project requires zoning approval by the Chicago City Council but if built it would be the city’s third observation deck. 360 Chicago is located on the 94th floor of John Hancock Center. Skydeck Chicago is on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 22-May-18 12:13 AM

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