Chicago is Getting the Tallest and Fastest Elevator in North America

If you're a thrill seeker, you will love this! The tallest and fastest elevator in North America will be coming to the Aon Center in Chicago. Reports say there will also be an attraction coming to the building that's a cross between a roller coaster and ferris wheel. Woah! Read more about it HERE and take a look below:

Within the next three years, tourists in Chicago will have the chance to go on one crazy ride: A glass platform will launch thrill seekers 82 stories into the air, at speeds of 16.6 feet per second. This isn’t an amusement park attraction, though. It’s a glass elevator that will be installed on the exterior of one of the city’s many notable towers, the Aon Center. When construction of the elevator is finished, it will be the tallest (and fastest!)of its kind in North America, only 70 feet shy of the current world record-holder, theBailong elevator in Zhangjiajie National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in China.

The new elevator will transport visitors up to the new Aon Center Observatory, a public observation area that will offer a 360-degree panorama of the entire city–with views of the park, Lake Michigan, and Chicago’s Loop that its promoters claim have been unavailable until now. The observation area will have a lounge, an event space, and, of course, a restaurant. The developers–the 601W Companies, which owns the Aon Center–also describe a second attraction for the daring called the Sky Summit. This will be an “experience ride that takes them over the edge of the Aon Center’s roof and right over Millennium park.” Details on that particular aspect of the development are thin, buttheChicago Tribunepreviously reported that the ride will hang over the edge of the building like a hybrid of roller coaster and ferris wheel.

Debating if I would actually want to do the roller coaster attraction. But the elevator I would do for sure! Would you do it?

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