07.17.2018

New Observation Decks in San Francisco, Beijing, and Washington, D.C.

New Observation Decks in San Francisco, Beijing, and Washington, D.C. Courtesy of StayArlington/Observation Deck at CEB Tower

As famous abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher once said, "It's easier to go down a hill than up it — but the view is much better at the top."

Views from the top are one of the reasons we travel: to see the earth from airplanes, to get a new perspective on a place we're exploring. Thankfully, technology (in the form of high-speed elevators) makes the climb much easier these days — but the payoff at these new observation decks is just as sweet. 

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