Chicago’s latest attraction is TILT, a wall of windows that tilt out more than 1,000 feet in the air from the observation room atop the iconic John Hancock building.
The attraction comes five years after Willis Tower -- formerly Sears Tower -- unveiled its glass “Ledge.”
TILT is an enclosed, clear rectangular box that holds up to eight people at a time. Once in place, the box tilts to a 30-degree angle, giving brave souls a near bird’s eye view of the Windy City – and possibly vertigo.
Check out the views that defy gravity tonight on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Check your local listings.
First published May 7 2014, 2:10 PM
Kevin Tibbles is an NBC correspondent based in Chicago and is a regular contributor to "Nightly News with Brian Williams," "TODAY" and "MSNBC."
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Prior to joining the Chicago bureau, Tibbles was a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London.
His extensive foreign and domestic news experience includes reporting from warzones in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Kevin has covered breaking news for NBC from the streets of London during the funeral of Princess Diana to the flooded wards of New Orleans with hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and has brought viewers a unique, personable insight into world events as they impact everyday lives. He was stationed in Chicago's Grant Park for the historic 2008 election victory of Barack Obama.
He has been honored with four Emmy Awards. Three for Outstanding Coverage of Breaking News for his reporting on the devastating floods in Mozambique in 2000, the Israel-Lebanon conflict in 2006 and the 2008 collapse of bailout talks in the financial industry. Tibbles also shared in the Emmy for Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story-long form for his participation on the NBC News Decision 2008 Election Night broadcast.
Kevin is also the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award, the National Headliner Award and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
He has been a part of NBC News Olympic coverage from the Winter Games in Torino and Vancouver; and the Summer Games in Beijing.
As a native Canadian, Kevin's reporting from Vancouver introduced the NBC audience to Canada's passion for hockey featuring interviews with Prime Minister Steven Harper, commentator Don Cherry and Wayne Gretzky. He also reported on the unique relationship Canada shares with it's American neighbor to the south; and has told the story of ordinary Canadians honoring their war dead along the Highway of Heroes.
His work from Iceland, Thailand, Panama, Dubai and beyond has been featured on the popular "Today" series "Where in the World is Matt Lauer;" and he has interviewed a colorful list of newsmakers that includes Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, General David Petraeus, Winnie and Nelson Mandela; and the father of hijacker Muhammad Atta, who he tracked down in Cairo in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Before joining NBC News, Tibbles was a national correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where his coverage experience included Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.