Sears Tower (Chicago) Being Renamed "Willis Tower"

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My dad was on his way home from work when he heard on the radio that Sears Tower in Downtown Chicago is no longer going to be called "Sears Tower." It is now going to be called "Willis Tower"

    Confirmation

    I, for one am going to continue to call it "Sears Tower." :)
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    My god, the country is in a serious recession, and somehow Bruce Willis has the money to buy a skyscraper, ridiculous!:rolleyes:
    :p
     
  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    ^ LOL that was my reaction when my dad told me. I was like "Bruce Willis bought the Sears Tower???:eek:"
     
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  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    What's next? The "Willis Empire State Building"? The "Willis Washington Monument"? :eek::rolleyes:
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Is Gary Coleman going to be there to see his TV brother get the honor of having a building named after him, and zing off the trademark catchphrase.
     
  7. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Heh..

    Coleman was Arnold, not Willis. You're thinking Todd Bridges.

    Would have been better if they went with Harry Carey or J.J. Adams (Good Times) Building.

    Anywho, I'm still holding to not doing any business in that city until Meigs gets restored, or Daley is gone.

    BL.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I thought I was wondering if Arnold was going to be there to see his brother Willis get a building named after him. Must be the lack of commas ....

    Edit: I would have voted for the Ron Jeremy building myself, since the building is old and frumpy now, and a lot of the newer buildings are bigger.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Well then it would be called The Hedgehog Building....
     
  10. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    Haha, and my reaction to that was "Avenue Q"!!!
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's stupid. And we Chicagoans are p***ed off. :mad:
     
  12. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    CN Tower is still taller. Take THAT America!!! :p:D;)

    you learn the most useless junk on Wikipedia.
     
  13. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    The CN Tower belongs to the dead. :D

    Wow, I feel like such a dork.
     
  14. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I am also staying away from Chicago because of Meigs, but whenever the subject comes up with others in my company who are in Chicago, they spout Daley's line on how it wasn't needed and the city is better off without it. Of course resident's don't see the need for it... they aren't going to fly from their own neighborhood airport to Meigs. And they don't see how someone without a local car might want to land right in the city and not 8-25 miles away as the current three closest airports are.

    In the past Daley wanted to close Midway, too. That's just what the city would have needed... even MORE traffic at O'Hare.

    How Daley got Boeing to move their headquarters to the most unfriendly city to aviation in the US is a mystery to me.
     
  15. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Reminds me a bit of when RCA bought the naming rights for the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis. Everyone still called it the Hoosier Dome anyway.

    The real sad part is even after the Dome was torn down, the city of Indianapolis still owes $75 million for it...
     
  16. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^
    Soon could be the RCA Colts and the Willis Bulls
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I don't know anyone who thought the destruction of Meigs was a good thing. It was one of the scariest things I remember happening here. Daley needs to go.
     
  18. mynamesreallong macrumors member

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    As will I, If they ever change Wrigley's name im never going back home. :mad:
     
  19. bradl macrumors 68040

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    If they change that to Harry Carey Field, or Harry Carey/Wrigley field, that would be a good move.

    But yes, Chicago's narcissistic king^H^H^H^Hmayor needs to go.

    BL.
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    and that's what makes it so awesome.
    It will always be known as the Sears Tower...and should be kept that way just like the chrysler building in NYC
     
  21. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't exactly call Wikipedia confirmation. Give me a link to a reliable news source and I'll believe it.
     
  22. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if there was similar cries of anguish when they changed the name of the place from Chigagou to Chicago. :p
     
  23. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Next Honda will buy the naming rights to the Chrysler Building.
     
  24. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    You've renewed my faith in the people of Chicago!

    And I concur that Daley needs to go, but I don't get a vote :D
     
  25. notjustjay macrumors 603

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