• Sears Tower is renamed 'Willis Tower'
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[QUOTE]Joseph Plumeri, right, chairman and CEO of London-based insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings, and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, unveil the name Willis Tower in the lobby of the old Sears Tower during the official renaming ceremony Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Chicago. The country's tallest building and one of the world's iconic skyscrapers was renamed after Willis Group Holdings as part of its deal to lease 140,000 square feet of space in the tower. The 110-story skyscraper had been called the Sears Tower since its opening in 1973. Its original tenant, Sears Roebuck and Co., moved out in 1992.[/QUOTE] [img]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/afff6578826b57161defffb6e7bcd245.PNG[/img] "Whatchoo talkin' about, Chicago?"
Yeah, heard about it already - but at the end of the day, who gives a crap - it's just a name, and Sears don't own it any more.
Aww
Source? I don't like the new name. The old one is iconic, it is like changing the Statue of Liberty's name to, the Statue of Freedom and all that is Right and Good. It just doesn't sound right.
I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...
[QUOTE=Victor Leferve;16078902][img]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/afff6578826b57161defffb6e7bcd245.PNG[/img] "Whatchoo talkin' about, Chicago?"[/QUOTE] Oh what the fuck. That was my favorite tower considering it was my home town. God damnit...
It sounds quite awful, why couldn't a company with a cooler name buy it..
[QUOTE=Jake_Steel;16078937]I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...[/QUOTE] Same here. DAMNIT FRANK WEST, broke my automerge.
[QUOTE=ambershee;16078914]Yeah, heard about it already - but at the end of the day, who gives a crap - it's just a name, and Sears don't own it any more.[/QUOTE] I agree, but they should have named it something cool.
[QUOTE=Jake_Steel;16078937]I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...[/QUOTE] Same. That's the name I grew up with it, I'm sticking to it!
[QUOTE=Jake_Steel;16078937]I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...[/QUOTE] Agree.
[QUOTE=Edthefirst;16078936]Source?[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31930135/[/url]
Yeah Sears Tower it is. I'm not going to call it by anything else.
Why should anyone give a fuck about Shitcago? It's full of muggers, pimps, mafias, and cops who beat the shit out of you in a drunken rage. [editline]01:31PM[/editline] Also grave robbers
This is getting Searious.
Too bad no one will call it the Willis Tower, lol. It'll still be the Sears Tower to everyone else. For example, the Texas Rangers "Ballpark in Arlington" got renamed to "Ameriquest Field", everyone around here still calls it the Ballpark in Arlington.
[img]http://a.getbackimages.com/uri/w514_h676_cfalse_K1230003458/-p-9-diff-rent-strokes-philip-drummond-with-daughter-kimberly-and-adopted-sons-arnold-and-willis-todd-bridges-conrad-bain-d/image/4/0/4/5/4045868.jpg[/img] [sp]Kid on the left is Willis[/sp]
[img]http://hearingaiddocs.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/bruce-willis-photograph-c11796804.jpeg[/img] Am I the only one who thinks of him when I think of 'Willis Tower'?
[QUOTE=Godlybomb;16080066]*BruseWillisPicture* Am I the only one who thinks of him when I think of 'Willis Tower'?[/QUOTE] Die Hard did take place in a tower, might be a sign of things to come..
stupid name
The Willies tower. Catchy.
I was thinking of posting this two hours ago ;_; R.I.P Sears Tower.
[img]http://www.independentcritics.com/images/unbreakableSPLASH.jpg[/img] Hero of America.
nope. still the sears tower and no name change is gonna change that
An English insurance brokerage owns the tallest building in America.. Damn it.
My first thought, was Bruce Willis tower...
Bruce Willis got his own tower? Ace!
Same thing happened with the Sky Dome in Toronto. Rogers bought it, so now it's called the 'Rogers Centre'. I still call it the Sky Dome, though, as does every other Torontonian.
Fuck that, still Sears Tower to me
Willis actually float on the NYSE so are dealt with as an american company. Also don't worry, most of Willis' employees both side of the pond will still call it the Sears Tower ;)
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