What you talking bout Willis Tower

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Thats right, the Sears Tower in Chicago is now the Willis Tower.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i3yxEh-UAZhaZkJV1GLJjcVmo07AD99FL6IG3
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I hear that earlier DISGUSTING...... More US hishtory being bought and erased
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Is anybody really going to call it Willis Tower?
     
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Chicago's Standard Oil Building --> AMOCO Building ---> . . . Aon Center?

    The MetLife Building in NYC used to be the Pan Am building
     
  5. szark macrumors 68030

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    It depends upon your history/how old you are/etc.

    For instance:
    I still refer to the first building as the Standard Oil building, because that's what it was called when I was growing up. I refer to the second building as the MetLife building because that's what it was called when I first learned of its existence.

    So I will most likely still refer to it as the Sears Tower for the rest of my life, but newer generations will always call it by its new name.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    And Chicagoans (is that a word?) will continue to call it the Sears Tower as they call Macy's, Marshall Field.


    I still refer to it as Pan Am building.
     
  7. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    No one is going to refer it as the Willis Tower, I live in a suburb near Chicago and everyone i know simply think the name change is stupid and they and I wont refer it as Willis
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not here. very unlikely. i work for a souvenir store, all our items with sears tower on them are not going to change to willis tower afaik

    chicagoans is a word, yes. and you are correct. stubborn lot here.
     
  9. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    I'll still refer to it as the Sears Tower.

    I've heard folks say they'll start calling it the Big Willie.
     
  10. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    This reminds me of when they changed the name of the iconic 'SkyDome' to the 'Rogers Centre' :rolleyes:
     
  11. szark macrumors 68030

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    See, corporate naming of stadiums really bothers me, because it blatantly reminds us that sports are about making money. I miss the days when stadiums were named to honor people who made a difference in the sport.

    But changing the corporate name of a commercial office building? Doesn't really bother me.

    I do like the nickname "Big Willie" though. Think I'll start using that myself. :D
     
  12. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Sears Tower, and Marshall Field's... :eek:

    (and the Standard Oil Building... :) )

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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  14. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    +1 here as well. Unless the Willis Tower can give me back my first trip to Chicago and visit the Willis Tower, but I don't think it's going to happen :D
     
  15. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks I guess. :)
     
  16. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    As a life-long resident of Chicagao, the Sears Tower will always be the Sears Tower.
     
  17. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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  19. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    What about "the building formerly known as the Sears Tower"?
    ...or the Willis aka Sears Tower?
    ...that tall building in Chicago...

    What's in a name? ;)
     
  20. yippy macrumors 68020

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    From now on I am calling it "The Tower formerly known as Sears"
     
  21. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Nah never gonna call it the "Willis Tower"...maybe my kids will.
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Prince would like that even better! ;)
     
  23. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    -You guys bought one of our silly bridges in London and took it back home brick by brick.

    -We rename one of your silly Office blocks, it's a fair deal?

    I trust that they will install a big picture of the Queen in the Lobby, better still, she may pop over to the old colony to open it up as another great British piece of architecture.

    tally ho!
     
  24. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    Like the Lloyds of London Building?:D
     

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