Chicago unveils plans for glass elevator for Aon Center that will shoot guests up 83 stories

Mail Online | 3/28/2019 | Matthew Wright For
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The Aon Center in Chicago is getting a quite the architectural upgrade - a glass elevator that will shoot visitors up 83 stories at a staggering speed of almost 17ft per seconds.

Designed by local firm, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the massive elevator is part of 'The Observatory at Aon Center' and construction on the project will begin in spring.

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The elevator will be situated in the northwest corner of the iconic tower - which was first completed in the city in 1974.

Visitors will go through the entry pavilion at ground level and purchase their tickets for the experience, according to architectural networking site Archinect.

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Guest will then enter the double-deck elevators and be shot up 1,000 vertical feet. The ride is said to approximately a minute long.

The glass shaft for the elevator will be anchored...
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