A French group that has made its business to manage observation decks around the world purchased The John Hancock Observatory this week.
Montparnasse 56 Group already operates an observation deck in France that competes with the Eiffel Tower and another in Berlin, but this is their first move into the American observation deck market, according to the Chicago Tribune's Kathy Bergen.
Not much will change under the new management.
Tickets will remain at $17.50 for adults and $11.50 for youths. Staffing levels will also remain the same or grow, the group said.
The Tribune reports that the deal was worth somewhere between $35 million and $45 million.
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