Are you going to SLA 2012? Come see what's new, exciting, and decidedly different during a Saturday evening tour that explores Chicago’s highlights. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, 14 July, tour participants will experience vistas from the extraordinary Millennium Park, the glorious lakefront, and Navy Pier, Chicago's number one tourist attraction.
Chicagoans take great pride in their city's major contribution to world architecture. In the place where it all began in the 1880s, learn how modern styles evolved and produced the ever-increasing panorama of world-class structures. Buildings by Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Helmut Jahn, and other greats line the downtown and neighborhood streets. Learn how the early city planners separated the buildings and the city's commerce from the beaches, parks and inviting lakeshore. Discover for yourself why over 30 million visitors each year say, "Chicago is my kind of town!"
A stop at the Willis Tower Skydeck, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is included in the tour. The tower is a world-renowned building and a Chicago icon, and the the Skydeck offers spectacular views spanning up to four states. It's a Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! The Ledge provides never-before-seen views of the city. The eighth-tallest building in the world, the Willis Tower remains the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, standing 110 stories at 1,450 feet.
The cost for this bus tour is $45.00, and tickets can be purchased through the online conference registration system. Buy your tickets now!