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Some pictures of my holidays in USA from May until June 2012:

1) The impressive view from Chicago's Willis Tower.

Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the seventh-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and over one million people visit its observation deck each year. The chief structural engineer was Bangladeshi engineering legend Fazlur Khan, he has been called the "Einstein of structural engineering" and chief architect was the legendary architect Bruce Graham, he has been called "the Burnham of his generation." The Willis Tower's structural system was the first of its kind; the first building to utilize Khan's bundled tube structure.
Although Sears' naming rights expired in 2003, the building continued to be called the Sears Tower for several years. In March 2009, London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings agreed to lease a portion of the building, and obtained the building's naming rights. On July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed the Willis Tower.


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Jul 22 2012 20:41 GMT wijnie58
WOW Amazing collage of the impressive view from Chicago....Ruth...:-))
Jul 22 2012 20:56 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Stunning shots and interesting info, Ruth. You obviously have a good head for heights!
Jul 22 2012 20:59 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful presentation and views Ruth :))
Jul 22 2012 21:04 GMT abojovna PRO
Beautiful cityscape view from bird perspective!
Jul 23 2012 00:04 GMT martini957
Very interesting...impressive collage
Jul 23 2012 09:08 GMT Pea2007
Great collage.
Jul 23 2012 09:47 GMT clintonfolks
great collage..
Jul 23 2012 16:34 GMT Ada90
WoW soooo great ones.love them
Jul 23 2012 17:28 GMT FRIESIAN
I think that you had a great holiday Ruth! Nice collage! What an amazing buildings!
Jul 23 2012 17:45 GMT Annamaria
Great collage, Ruth! Nice pictures!! Brings back memories to me...;-)
Jul 23 2012 19:11 GMT hans55 PRO
great Chicago collage ... these skyscrapers always impress me !!
Jul 24 2012 05:55 GMT senna3
Fantastic cityscape collage!
Jul 24 2012 09:42 GMT elsje323
impressive collage of Chicago
Jul 25 2012 13:29 GMT Bellavista
Nice views and it seems you have had a nice sunny weather!!
Waiting for more pics from you USA holiday Ruth!!
Jul 25 2012 16:40 GMT marijke06
fantastic tower work!
Jul 27 2012 17:44 GMT gtc126
Another Wonderful Collage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!