Prudential Tower Observatory Closure & Renovation | 800 Boylston St | Back Bay

Jahvon09

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I was in Chicago for a week. While there, & just the other day, a friend & I went up to the 94th floor of the 100-story JHC & tried out the 360-degree Tilt Ride!!! I got on, he didn't because he was afraid that he might get sick!! It was very breath-taking!! I got to see the sidewalk & street that the tower is on, as well as the base of the tower!! You must try it if you go there. It's like nothing that you've ever experienced before!!!! The little boy wearing the green shirt looks like he's afraid to look down!! (y)😱
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Wow, not sure I could handle that, but I'd definitely consider it.
I decided to be brave & took the chance. Never was I able to look down a building from the outside like that before!!!! First time ever!! :)
 
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I think that they're lying about the obs deck there being the highest one. It's 889 feet or so high. The one at the JHC is 1,000 feet up!! It may be the highest out there, but not the highest in the country. I think the one at the World Trade Center is higher or as high as the one at the Willis Tower. :)
 
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They must just mean highest stratosphere (i.e. - We're taller than the Space Needle)

The JHC observatory is my awesome!
 

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The signage -- without the black background, but same font -- is in all of the renders and Prudential's signage rights are grandfathered, so it's a safe bet it'll return. I'd certainly hope the same could be said about the lighting (and it'd be cool if they went "non-white" for more than just five or six nights a year).
 

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Speaking of signs - wasn't there supposed to be a logo or something on Four Season's tower?
 

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Speaking of signs - wasn't there supposed to be a logo or something on Four Season's tower?
It was originally planned but definitely dropped, I believe due to fears the lighting would impact residents in the tower.
 

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The render I saw had a tasteful lit logo in the mechanical penthouse above the balconies; I don't know how this could have impacted residents but if it did there surely could have been a mitigation - an opaque rim so the light can't shine straight down, or something like that.

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I wonder what was wrong with putting it on top where it wouldn't bother the residents.
 

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Rumor at street level is it was VEd due to the massive cost overruns when they failed to deliver on time.
 

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Too bad. It was a rare instance where I actually liked the sign...
Sorry for topic hijacking...
 

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