Tilt, which debuts at 360 Chicago (the name of the observatory at the Hancock) this spring, is an enclosed glass and steel platform that tilts over the city. The platform will hold eight people at a time and slowly move out and give visitors downward-facing views of Chicago's streets from 1,000 feet above.
"Chicago has long been a pioneer in architecture. As the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago continues to be the leader in innovative architecture and Tilt furthers that tradition," said Nichole Williamson, General Manager of 360 Chicago.
In the company's statement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he hopes Tilt will attract thrill seekers as the city grows its tourism.