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Rich Man, Poor Man: Skyline Views

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There is something about a breathtaking view of a city skyline that screams romance.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris and The Empire State Building in New York City have always been linked to such glory and spectacle, but let's not forget the iconic choices here in Chicago.

RICH MAN: A day at the Willis (Sears) Tower is a sure-to-be-fantastic and refreshing "Tourist in your Own City" date that 1.3 million other people visit each year.

The Skydeck and view is obviously very cool, but don't forget the exhibits about our great city, high-tech telescopes, and summer concert series on the plaza – head over this Friday from noon-1:30 p.m. for music and dance by The Boilermaker Jazz Band.

Thirty bucks gets you in the express line to the tallest(?) building in the Western Hemisphere. It also provides you the opportunity to brag about the time you saw Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin from one spot. Cool.

POOR MAN: Enjoy a possibly even better view at the other tall dark building that is part of our pretty skyline known as the John Hancock building.

For the cost of a drink as little as $7.50 (non alcoholic) or a $12 cocktail, you can head up to The Signature Lounge on the 96th floor without an admission fee. You¹ll get great views of the beachfront, Lake Michigan, and the city and, most importantly, a tasty beverage.

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