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Squeezable Skyline Releases Latest Plush Product - the Space Needle Squeezable August 26 2015

The Squeezable Skyline team is pleased to announce the arrival of their latest product, the Space Needle Squeezable, officially adding this iconic landmark of Seattle to their collection of plush skyscrapers. While the actual Space Needle is 605 feet tall to the tip of the lighted beacon, that's as tall as 518 of the Squeezable version, making it a little easier to take home with you! 

The Space Needle Squeezable can be a unique gift or souvenir option for those that live in or have visited the Emerald City, so be one of the first to share the Seattle Squeezable love! The products are currently available for sale through the company's website, www.squeezableskyline.com, and will also be selling in select retail stores around Seattle soon, including the Space Needle's gift shop. The team is also working hard looking for more retail partners in the Seattle area. 

The Squeezables are a simplified massing of the real buildings, paying homage not only to the iconic towers and cities they represent, but also giving people the opportunity to interact with the skyscrapers in a fun way. In developing the blueprints for the products, Michael Gordon’s intention has been to make the Squeezables for anyone who appreciates tall buildings - both children and adults alike. The four founders of Squeezable Skyline know many people love their cities and are excited to be expanding into such a great new market like Seattle. 


The NFL Draft is Coming Back to Chicago! August 11 2015

The NFL announced today that Chicago has been chosen to host the 2016 player draft. This is great news for the City of Chicago as this year's Draft Town was enjoyed by fans, players and teams alike. Squeezable Skyline is looking forward to Draft Town coming back to Chicago next spring and know all the fans and visitors that attend will have a great time in the Windy City!

The 2015 Draft Town pictured above. 


WILLIS TOWER GETS SHORTY AT WINDY CITY GIFT SHOW January 24 2015

Who you calling Shorty? The Squeezable Skyline team recently finished construction on ten new “Shorty” prototypes, all to be unveiled at the Windy City Gift Show in Rosemont, IL. The Willis Tower 22 inch “Classic” size Squeezable has been on Chicago store shelves since October 2014 and the company has worked hard designing blueprints to expand into seven new cities across the country. All Squeezables will soon be available in the new 12 inch “Shorty” size, making it even easier to build your own skyline. The Willis Tower and Empire State Squeezables are still available for purchase in the original “Classic” sizes at select retail locations as well as the company’s website.

“We love our city and know many other people feel the same way, so our new “shorty” approach will make it even easier for everyone to bring a part of their city home with them,” said Michael Gordon, Chief Architect. The new line of Squeezables are more travel friendly, easily fitting into a small tote bag or carry-on luggage until it can find its way into your own personal skyline at home. 

The Squeezables are a simplified massing of the real buildings, paying homage not only to the iconic towers and cities they represent, but also giving people the opportunity to interact with the skyscrapers in a fun way. In developing the blueprints for the products, Michael Gordon’s intention has been to make the Squeezables for anyone who appreciates tall buildings - both children and adults alike. Just as important as the design, the products have been created with quality in mind. Squeezable Skyline’s manufacturing partner is an experienced supplier to thousands of retail outlets throughout the United States and the Squeezables meet all safety and regulatory requirements. “We want the Squeezables to be cool enough to serve as a design object but also be a fun toy for children to enjoy. During testing with my one-year-old son, the Squeezables have proven they can take a beating!” said Gordon.

While the four founders of Squeezable Skyline love Chicago, they know many other people love their cities too and are excited to be expanding into seven new markets, including Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and St. Louis. Both the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center “shorties” will be available for sale soon in stores around Chicago and on the company’s website. As for the rest, the team is working hard looking for retail partners in the new markets so that all the prototypes can move into production in the near future.


How it all began September 26 2014

The story of Squeezable Skyline begins with two guys walking into a bar... well a restaurant.  Two college buddies - co-founders Michael Gordon and Glenn Robertson - met for dinner at a local West Loop Chicago steakhouse.  The restaurant (Carmichaels RIP) had a great outdoor area with a view of the Chicago skyline and Willis Tower.  At some  point during the dinner, Michael Gordon looked up at Willis Tower and said, "Someone should make plush versions of famous skyscrapers."  After some discussion we agreed that they would make the perfect Chicago gift or souvenir for babies, tourists and people like ourselves who live in cities.  As architecture fans, we figured that everyone would love to have huggable highrises. 

After many years and a few false starts later, Squeezable Skyline was born.