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What Building You Talkin’ About? (03/12)

THE SEARS TOWER

THE SEARS TOWER

That’s right ladies and gentlemen we are talking about the Sears Tower, our nations tallest building. Why are we talking about it? Because the name is going to be changed to Willis Tower. Who names a building, Willis?

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The 110-story Chicago giant, the nation’s tallest building, will be renamed Willis Tower under a leasing deal. The New York-based owners signed a lease with Willis Group Holdings, a London-based insurance broker, for 140,000 square feet.

“Having our name associated with Chicago’s most iconic structure underscores our commitment to this great city, and recognizes Chicago’s importance as a major financial hub and international business center,” said Joseph Plumeri, chairman of Willis Group Holdings.

blah, blah, blah. It’s hard enough to keep up with the names of stadiums, now we are going to have to keep up rnaming buildings too?

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