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The Home Insurance Company, the world's first skyscraper, was built in Chicago in 1885

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The Home Insurance Company, the world's first skyscraper, was built in Chicago in 1885. The Willis Tower in Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower) is currently the second tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. It stands 110 stories tall and has one of the fastest elevators in the world, moving at 1,600 feet per minute! On a clear day, visitors to the Skydeck can see four states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The Willis Tower in Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower) is currently the second tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. It stands 110 stories tall and has one of the fastest elevators in the world, moving at 1,600 feet per minute! On a clear day, visitors to the Skydeck can see four states: Illinois,

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