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Secret Spaces Atop Chicago: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE URGE TO CLIMB ABOVE

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
 

What are other examples of secret spaces at the tops of buildings in the United States?

Compare Chicago's storied spaces to other sky-high places around the world.

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LOOKING DOWN ON ROOFTOPS
Photographer Alex Maclean captured hidden spaces on top of New York buildings from a helicopter.
Read "Hovering Above the Skyline, Armed with a Camera" in the New York Times.

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OBSERVATION DECKS AROUND THE WORLD
Did you know that the Pearl in Shanghai has 15 observation levels? 
Read "A View from the Top- Skyscrapers and Pbservation Decks" at Directory Journal.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING'S 103rd FLOOR
The 102nd floor is the public observation deck. What's on the 103rd floor? See photos. 
Read "Empire State Building's Secret 103rd Floor" in the Huffington Post.

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ROOF DECKS ATTRACT TENANTS
In Chicago, more and more high rises are developing usable roof space for office workers. 
Read "Office Tenants Want a Place in the Sun" in the Crain's Chicago Business.

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