Monday, 26 September 2011

The view from the John Hancock observatory. This picture has been tweaked a little in photoshop.

This weekend I visited the John Hancock Building. The view from the top is incredible, and you can see out over downtown Chicago and beyond. The lift (elevator) is the fastest in North America, reaching speeds of 20mph, and climbing 94 floors in 40 seconds. - Facts. Aside from that, the exterior of the building is pretty brutal (in a cool way). It's supported by massive steel "X"s which act as a superstructure and, I'm told, run through the apartments in the building

Also, DUTCH PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP PUSHING IN FRONT OF ME. We all got in the same lift anyway, and I got out first, so who is the real winner?

I've moved into my apartment downtown, and I've almost started to unpack. A bit. It's lovely to be in a place of my own, and finally start to relax. The place is new build with lots of mod cons. TMS have helped kit me out with a bed and basics which has started to make the place feel a bit more like home.


  1. Distinct lack of scrumpy bottles on the kitchen counter, McDowell. Are you sure you live there?

  2. I know! It's a nightmare. No scrump out here at all, but if you look closely I've got a bottle of brandy. Thanks for your concern though.

  3. Looks great, Tom! Very jealous. Nice spaceship by the way, you talented bugger.