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Sears Tower
Liliana's postcard
It was incredible being inside of that big building that seemed to stretch up to heaven.

The Incredible Sears Tower

Liliana Cardenas from Colombia

The first time I visited Chicago, I saw the Sears Tower building. It was incredible being inside of that big building that seemed to stretch up to heaven. I found it impossible to try to count the number of floors, and my neck didn't get tired of looking to infinity. Wow! "104 floors" I read in the tourist guide.

We went into the place, and the door opened automatically. Everything, the floor and the elevators seemed very clean and impeccable. The environment felt so fresh.

I was with some members of my family and some friends. We got on the elevator and suddenly I could feel the speed jumping in my stomach. After 10 or 15 minutes, I got off the elevator on the 104th floor. But there were so many people; it was crowded.

I had never been so high in my life. It was easy to see all the cars and houses. They were like toys. I felt as if I could grab them with one hand. There were really nice binoculars to see the view more in detail. The binoculars were big, metallic with a nice magnifying glass, but they only worked by inserting 25 cent.

The observation deck was very big it had many stairs and many vending machines, and a nice big cafeteria. Inside, there were beautiful square glass tables with green frames, and the chairs were made of wood engraved with the drawing of the building in the back.

We sat down there and asked for some cappuccinos along with a piece of cake. I asked for a cappuccino with Amaretto along with a nice fresh style piece of chocolate cake with nuts and coffee cream. In that place I found many people from a lot of countries. The place was full. Most of them were tourists from China, Japan, and Europe.

Listening to everybody talking at the same time sounded so nice. I could hear a mixture of languages; it seemed like we were talking a new language, probably a strange noise like a roar.


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