Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekend Adventures: (Just After) Sunrise at 360 Chicago

Last weekend was the 11th annual World Wide Instameet weekend (#WWIM11), and the Chicago Instagram community did it up big! I knew of three fantastic meetups and while I wanted to go to all of them, I could only fit one into my plans. And it meant heading into Chicago on a 5:28 a.m. train! (I think the last time I got up before 5 a.m. was for a horse show.) 

For the first time ever, the 94th-floor observation deck of the Hancock Center was open during sunrise, thanks to Chitecture and 360 Chicago. While the doors opened at 6 a.m., I missed out on the sunrise opportunity -- I was in yoga class when the tickets were first released and they sold out almost immediately. However, I was lucky enough to get one of a second round of 100 tickets released for 7:30 admission. I may have missed the sunrise, but I still got to go up for some of the early morning light and check out the new Tilt feature at 360 Chicago. I still can't believe I TILTED 30 degrees with only a pane of glass holding me 94 floors up over Chicago. For the record: it was awesome and I would do it again! 

Lake Shore Drive

Tilt in action

Hancock Center
Looking down from Tilt!

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