From the Loop

Getting to Skydeck From the Loop

Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

If you’re planning a Skydeck visit, make the most of your time in the Loop! The area is full of architectural landmarks and iconic works of art that are not to be missed.

Directions to Willis Tower from the Loop

If you’re stopping at other Chicago sights first before heading up to The Ledge at Skydeck, follow these directions from the Loop:

  1. Head west on Adams Street. (If you’re driving, be aware that Adams is a one-way street!)
  2. Pass Willis Tower and turn left on Wacker Drive. 
  3. Walk or drive to the end of the block and turn left on Jackson. (Jackson is another one-way — so keep left if driving.)
  4. Enter Skydeck from Jackson Boulevard, at the south side of the building.

Chicago Loop Directions from Skydeck 

With Chicago’s Loop only minutes away from Willis Tower, directions to the Loop are pretty simple. It’s a straightforward walk, but pay attention to one-way streets if you’re in the car:

  1. Head north on Wacker Drive toward W. Adams Street.
  2. Turn right onto W Monroe Street and continue east for four blocks.
  3. Turn right onto Clark Street.
  4. Turn left onto Jackson Boulevard. 

Chicago Loop Landmarks to See Along the Way

The walk from the Chicago Loop from Skydeck may be short, but you’ll find it packed with historic buildings and landmarks. Keep an eye out for these famous Chicago sights along the way:

  • Marquette Building: 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603. This steel-framed Chicago-school skyscraper is included on the Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour. Completed in 1895, the Marquette is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Rookery Building: 209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60604. Another historic landmark, the Rookery is a Queen Anne-style highlight in the Financial District. It was originally completed in 1888 by famous architectural partners Burnham and Root.
  • Chicago Stock Exchange Arch: Nichols Bridgeway Southwest corner of S. Columbus Drive and E, Chicago, IL 60603. The Chicago Stock Exchange Arch is a rare surviving fragment from the 1893 Chicago Stock Exchange building. 
  • Monadnock Building: 53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604. When it was built in 1891, the 16-story Monadnock was the tallest office building in the world. It’s still home to 300 of Chicago’s leading professional firms.
  • Chagall’s Four Seasons: 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603. Designed in Marc Chagall’s studio in France, this monumental mosaic measures three metres high and 11 metres long. In it, Chagall depicts four scenes of Chicago using a vocabulary of motifs inspired by his Russian-Jewish heritage and found in his Surrealist paintings.
  • Calder’s Flamingo: 50 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60610. The bright red Flamingo is a 53-foot tall steel and glass sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder. See it up close at the plaza of federal buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe.

What Will You See from the Ledge?

Plan your unique special event at the Skydeck, including engagement parties, office parties, birthdays, and more.