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Trip to Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station

August 7, 2009

By JFLMad and Jimactor


We went to Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower; to see the new ledges. The Ledge enclosures will extend more than four feet beyond the building, and will be retractable so they won’t interfere with window washers. The glass are three layers thick and each layer is a half-inch thick. The balconies will be able to hold about five tons. It was an awesome feeling when standing on the ledge! After that, we went to see Chicago Union Station to revisit the old historic building.

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  1. RA
    August 8, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Hey, You so clever! You can make many deaf to come and make DSA in history for Chicago. Ü I don’t need to go Chicago cuz your movie shows enough. Hee Hee ! LOL Good Job !

  2. Sally Herran Maxwell
    August 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Oh my, Chicago has changed alot! I used to work in Marshall Field Co from 1957 to 1960 and loved Chicago!

    I used to commune from La Porte, Indiana to Chicago and entered that Union Station, yes it is still beautiful!!!

    I hope I can make it to attend the DSA 2011.


  3. Jerry Tuchman
    August 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    you should wear parachute for your safety. HA! HA!

  4. RLM
    August 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    JimActor and JLMad,

    Thanks for taking your time to give us the deaf insight into Chicago’s new toursit attraction which I posted the sensational newspaper article on my Facebook among friends few weeks ago.

    The glass-contained ledge surely will be responsible for handful of heart attacks among the most heart-fainted DSA attendees. LOL!

    What an amazing technology capability within the stimulated zoom of various places from the 103rd floor perspective!

    I am still rooting for Washington DC’s “Union Station” which is more majestic and beautiful than Chicago’s “Union Station”. Aha! Thanks again for this vlog feature!

    Your blog/vlog always my personal favorite! 🙂

    Robert L. Mason (RLM)
    RLMDEAF blog

  5. RLM
    August 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Here is Washiington DC’s “Union Station” website –


    I am kinda disappointed that this website do not show much
    interior pictures of the Union Station. Security reasons?

    Did y know that the creation of DC’s “Union Station” came from
    Edward Miner Gallaudet’s action to urge the U.S. Congress not to
    let the railroad companies to cut halfway into the Kendall Green campus.

    The U.S. Congress decided to support the construction of Union Station which
    the unpleasant sights of railroad lines present in the front of the U.S. Captiol!

    If not for Edward Miner Gallaudet’s objections against the railroad companies’
    plan to lay out the railroad tracks throughout the Gallaudet campus. We probably
    never got the DC;s Union Station.


  6. RLM
    August 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I found more interior pictures via gallery on Wikipedia for DC Union Station (go down to the enclosed
    gallery photos) on this website. Okay?


  7. Peachlady
    August 10, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I watched you on the vlog. I wish State of Georgia did not destroy Atlanta Union Station in 1972.

    Thanks for the “tour”!

  8. madeline tucci
    August 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I noticed the small article say that one of the three men who inventing the TTY had die and named is Dr. James Marsters. Does anyone noticed that small aritcle above the Willis Tower articles? Does anyone realized that the famous inventor had died build this TTY machine for the deaf. Anyone care to acknowledge those men that does this wonderful inventor. I would because it is likes Edison invented the electric light or Bell invention the telephone conversation and Benjamin Franklin invented the lighting bolt with electric charge through the kite. Should honor those men who does these wonderful invented for us. Something to be honor and proud of our history too.

  9. ItaliaChar
    August 11, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Hello Madeline Tucci
    U can click above the Blue highlight and it will show the story about Dr James Marsters
    Thank u

  10. Billythegoat
    August 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    How many times did you both say, ‘hello’? LOL

  11. Jimactor
    August 12, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Is there something wrong with saying Hello?

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