Chicago: 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)


This observatory is located in John Hancock Center, which is, as of this writing the fourth tallest building in Chicago and the seventh tallest in the US.

Because I already saw Chicago’s skyline at daytime when I visited Willis Tower, I made it a point to visit John Hancock at night. Here are my first views from the observatory.


The building is located along the city’s Magnificent Mile and soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan so it offers beautiful views of downtown Chicago.

I got lucky because when I was there, it was at dusk and after I crossed the skywalk, I got to view the sunset.


Here’s a panoramic shot of it.

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Pardon the photo quality, as this was taken using my mobile phone.

Later, because my tummy was rumbling, I decided to have some snacks in the observatory’s Lavazza Espression.


It was a chilly night so my White Chocolate Mocha was the perfect way to warm up. And their Blueberry Muffin complemented it perfectly.

After my yummy snacks, I resumed to taking photos of the beautiful night views before me.


The above view is that of Chicago’s lakefront.  Isn’t it amazing?

The observatory also gave me good views of Navy Pier.  Too bad my camera could not zoom in well and it was too dark so it was a challenge to take good photos.

For more information about 360 Chicago, visit



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