Thursday, March 12, 2009

Willis Tower

Somehow I just can't get worked up about the name change. In case you missed it, Sears Tower is getting its name changed to Willis Tower, after the British Insurance company that has bought the building.

It was the tallest building in the world for many years and for that reason alone has been a Chicago icon since it was built in 1973.

Personally I've always considered it to be a very unimpressive building, vastly inferior to its fellow members in the Chicago 1000 ft. plus club, the John Hancock and the AON (formerly the Amoco, and before that Standard Oil) Buildings, and now the new Trump Tower.

My guess is that people around here will keep on calling it the Sears Tower anyway.

No big deal.

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