Chicago's Sears Tower is renamed

Chicago's Sears Tower is renamed

Postby goofygopher on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:08 pm

The Sears Tower in Chicago - one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world - is being renamed.

The 110-storey structure, which opened in 1973, is being rechristened the Willis Tower on Thursday. London-based insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings has secured the naming rights as part of an agreement to lease space. But the name change has angered some protesters, who have launched a website called http://www.itsthesearstower.com.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8154331.stm


Willis has its ego stroked by having the name change but at what cost? Who is footing the bill to make all the necessary changes? No doubt it will be an expensive name change and not wise when the world is in the grips of a recession. Is Willis leasing more than half the building? One thing is for sure, they are not off to a good start, lots of people are angry with them.
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Re: Chicago's Sears Tower is renamed

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:04 pm

Willis Tower had a scare recently-its glass floor's protective coating cracked as visitors were standing on the floor. The visitors quickly stepped off of it. The tower staff indicated that there were no safety concerns and the coating acted as expected.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/travel/willis-tower-cracks/index.html

I would have found a regular floor very quickly!
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