Willis Tower isn’t just for grown-ups. There are so many fun facts about Chicago’s tallest building that kids are sure to enjoy:
- Willis Tower opened in 1973 and took 2,000 workers three years to build. It took the Ancient Egyptians 20 years to build the pyramids at Giza.
- The building occupies 4.5 million gross square feet (418,064 gross square meters) of floor space, or roughly 101 football fields.
- On a clear day, you can see four states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Visibility from the Skydeck is approximately 40-50 miles (65-80 kilometers).
- 6 roof-mounted robotic window washing machines clean all 16,100 windows.
Make your next field trip to the Windy City a breeze: Be ready to answer the most inquiring minds. You’ll find everything you need in the comprehensive guide, "The Hows, Whats and Wows of Willis Tower - A Guide For Teachers."
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