Conquering my fear of heights at Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago
Acrophobia according to Wikipedia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. Yes, I am fear of space and motion that’s why I hate going up from a high place or looking down. I get easily tripped when getting down long stairs that’s why I hate riding MRTs or taking the stairs. The last time I joined this tree planting project in Antipolo (Philippines), my knees were shaking while we walked through the side mountains.
I recalled my adventure last time at Victoria Peak in HongKong (in 2009, I was too scared riding the tram and the same thing happened when I rode the cable car going to Ngong Ping in Lantau (though Sentosa’s cable car trip in Singapore is shorter).
And here’s another experience of conquering my fear of heights.
I arrived in Chicago, IL early August and my family’s agenda is to tour me around the downtown and check out the Willis Tower (formerly known and still addressed as Sears Tower). Constructed in 1974, and one of the tallest Chicago Skyscraper, is the most popular tourist destination in Chicago. It was in 2009 when the Willis Group obtained the right to rename the name of the building (source: willistower.com).
The Skydeck, is where you can look straight down through a glass balcony. I feel dizzy as a first timer and then later on I can manage to look and see the amazing view of Chicago.
There were a lot of goodies and souvenirs you can buy at the counter but also don’t forget to take you souvenir photo on the SkyDeck. The main lobby has a lot of interesting stuffs to look at, you may purchase different designs of shirts, mugs, puzzles even a Lego Sears Tower.
Don’t forget to visit these website for additional information and tour schedule – http://www.willistower.com/ and http://www.theskydeck.com/