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875 North Michigan Avenue

875 North Michigan Avenue

Streeterville, Chicago
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    Zach S.
    "95th Floor offers some of the best views in the city"(6 Tips)
    Scott Kleinberg
    "If you take a photo from the observation deck, turn off your flash."(6 Tips)
    Brian W.
    "The Signaure Room at the 95th has THE best view in the city!"(99 Tips)
    "Go here for a better view of the city than from the Willis Tower"(5 Tips)
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    HISTORYAugust 15, 2012
    One of Chicago’s tallest buildings, this 100-story structure opened in 1970 and rises 1,127 feet above the ground.
  • naveen
    naveenSeptember 18, 2011
    the restaurant near the top has got okay food, but the views will more than make up for it. even better on a cloudless moonlit evening–the moon will cast a huge light over lake michigan
  • Erik R.heart icon on user image
    Erik RowleyNovember 1, 2015
    An architectural marvel grab a stiff drink and take in the best view of the city at the Signature Lounge on the 95th floor.
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean MillerJuly 25, 2017
    We took a cab from Navy Pier and it was with every penny. Traffic and parking can be a challenge on the weekend.
  • Shubham D.
    Shubham DattaAugust 6, 2014
    Great views of Chicago from the observatory. Go around 6-7 PM in the summer to view Chicago during the day, sunset, and at night. Absolutely gorgeous.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 13, 2012
    The Signature Lounge offers the best view in Chicago and it comes at the price of a drink. Daylight and evening offer two distinct experiences so try and set aside time to come twice, it's worth it.
  • Ami H.
    Ami H.September 7
    Completed in 1969 & formerly called the John Hancock building, it was officially renamed 875 North Michigan Avenue in 2018. Also, Chris Farley was found dead in his apartment on the 60th floor in 1997
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobertsonAugust 15, 2012
    Best date spot in Chicago: Signature Room. Restaurant higher than the observation deck an Loung above that. Go 30 min before sunset for an experience neither you nor your date will forget. :-)
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SmithJanuary 30, 2016
    You have to check out signature lounge. Free to get up there. Just buy a drink when you're there and take in a great view!
  • I Wanna Go There
    I Wanna Go ThereNovember 2, 2011
    It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States. Have a beer or in "The Signature Room" on the 95th Floor.Amazing amazing views, even more at night. Read more
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithJuly 8, 2013
    The view of the city from the Signature Lounge (96th floor) is even better than that of Willis Tower, and you won't have to wait in line for three hours.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CarsonDecember 21, 2010
    Barbie and I had an anniversary dinner at the Signature Room, and the only thing more beautiful than the view atop of Chicago was the girl sitting across from me.
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    StefanieOctober 17, 2014
    Ridiculously beautiful view...especially at night. No pic can do it justice so do check it out live.
  • Julie W.heart icon on user image
    Julie WoodgateSeptember 6, 2013
    The lifts to the Signature room are at the back of the first floor (up the escalators). Get food or drinks in there and save yourself the observatory fee (arguably a better view too)
  • dele d.
    dele deleJune 22, 2011
    The back room is probably the best place to post up. The drinks are generous and reasonably priced. The serve of a rare brand of booze called "whiskey". Give it a try.
  • Mathias H.
    Mathias HaasOctober 19, 2012
    Signaturen Room in 96th Floor for Free, go up there Save Money! Observatiry costly! Amazing view!
  • Karen P.
    Karen PageDecember 2, 2010
    Went twice met great people both times...I love Chicago. what everyone says about the Ladie's Room is true - it's a shame I couldn't share the amazing view from there with my hubby (men's room has no
  • Cellucor
    CellucorApril 21, 2013
    Looking for a good meal with a good view? Give the Signature Room a try! Dinner and a view from the 95th floor | It's worth every penny! Read more
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanAugust 24, 2012
    100-story, 1,127-foot skyscraper is one of the better buildings of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Chief designer Bruce Graham; structural engineer Dr. Fazlur Khan (isn't that a great name)?
  • Konstantin P.
    Konstantin PoletayevSeptember 12, 2013
    Outstanding night views on the night Chicago. It's better to see itself. Just WOW!
  • Temirlan D.heart icon on user image
    The best view to the city! Try to go before sun goes down to experience one the gorgeous views.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobertsonAugust 15, 2012
    Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the lead engineer, IIRC, was Fasler Khan, the same guy behind the bundled tubes concept used on the Sears Tower (and later reused by SOM for the Burj Khalifa).
  • Ale A.heart icon on user image
    Ale AlvarezDecember 7, 2014
    If you come here, do it by night and try Willis Tower in the day. You'll have the best photos from both places.
  • Hildo J.
    Hildo JuniorSeptember 8, 2011
    Maybe the only skyscraper in the world with a nice view, seated and with no fee to go up, to have a look on the city... Definetly wortj coming to the bar on the 96th floor!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WenteJuly 24, 2011
    The Signaure Room at the 95th has THE best view in the city! Make sure to get a window table. A great lunch choice for any occasion.
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach Solomon-BeloinMarch 7, 2016
    The Signature Room on the 95th Floor offers some of the best views in the city, and it's free to get in. Drinks and food are expensive, but the experience is worth it.
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩January 1, 2013
    Try the wild mushroom salad - With pomegranate seeds and a type of artichoke hush puppy. SO good!!!!!
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩January 1, 2013
    Try the Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - Fantastic shrimp and the sweet tartar added a great flavor
  • Fritz E.
    Fritz EichelbergerMay 15, 2011
    What was the last year the food was good here? Avoid fancy cocktails, just drink a scotch or whiskey you are familiar and especially avoid the overcooked surf & turf. Great views!!!
  • Brett W.
    Brett W.October 10, 2013
    At 1,128 feet (344 m), it is the third-tallest building in the city. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and developed by Jerry Wolman Associates.
  • Miss K.
    Miss KJuly 12, 2014
    Go first thing in the morning, in the middle of the week. It will feel like you almost have the building to yourself
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩January 1, 2013
    Try the Cheesecake - The dressing was caramel. It was great all by itself!!!! Best cheesecake!
  • Heather T.
    Heather TenneyJanuary 17, 2010
    Don't pay for the observatory! Get drinks and appetizers or desserts at the Signature Lounge--two floors above the observatory. You'll save some $ but the view is spectacular & the atmosphere is too!
  • C R.
    C RApril 19, 2017
    Use the valet public parking on the road perpendicular to the tower. $12 for an hour and increments of $2 every hour after that
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiOctober 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go up to the signature lounge for some great views!!
  • Eric S.
    Eric StreeperJanuary 7, 2011
    The surf and turf is delicious, especially after some choice libations, but will not fill you up. Get a martini. Service is slow but friendly, but this works to your advantage while taking in the view
  • Samantha L.heart icon on user image
    Samantha LeeJuly 17, 2016
    Signature Room & Lounge are great places to take visitors. Spectacular view!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneSeptember 27, 2011
    1,127 feet tall. Rises 100 stories above the northern end of the Magnificent Mile. Did you know the building was a "brace tube"? Read more at
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 17, 2012
    Pay a little extra and get a return pass for next time... one visit during the day and one for at night!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CloningerApril 23, 2010
    Anniversary dinner, after dark, with the city lights as an amazing view. Dinner was incredible, as was dessert. Plus, the Sous Chef was nice enough to say hello to my wife, who is an Italian Chef! Read more
  • Amis ✩
    Amis ✩January 1, 2013
    Try the Sea Scallops - With mashed potatoes and a small piece of bacon on top of the scallop.
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The helix ramp on the E side of the bldg is the entrance to the garage, operated by Standard Parking. Hourly and daily rates are steep. You may want to look into a basic monthly pass starting at $305
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMay 24, 2016
    Enjoy 360 degree views from 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile.
  • Devontaheart icon on user image
    DevontaDecember 16, 2015
    Another place with another amazing view of the city.
  • Marizza W.heart icon on user image
    Marizza Witt-DoerringAugust 31, 2016
    Less crowded then the Sears tower, sick views, 15-20$ to go up
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 8, 2012
    If you take a photo from the observation deck, turn off your flash. The light will only bounce off the glass windows and ruin your pic. This goes for daytime and nighttime pics.
  • Brian I.heart icon on user image
    Brian IbarraMarch 12, 2016
    View at the top that lets you slowly face down and see the city right off Michigan Ave
  • Murat Y.
    Murat YıldırımAugust 18, 2013
    That's our popular Project in İstanbul .. we are the distribitor of the this Project... "Koza Park Project."
  • Mark S.
    Mark SaintSeptember 9, 2010
    Great lunch, great view, great experience. Better than the observatory. If you go in the evening, enjoy a drink on the 96th floor.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HurleyJune 7, 2011
    Great views, good cocktails and free entry. An absolute must do at sunset, or anytime you're in Chicago
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