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A Love Letter To The Sears Willis Tower

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans were none too thrilled with the Tuesday ruling that effectively bumped The Sears Willis Tower out of the top spot for the tallest building ...

Down With the Bean!

Anne Sobel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

Chicago, there are so many other images that can symbolize you more succinctly, more accurately, more artfully.

Empire State Building Builds Statement Against Anti-Green Construction Myths

Neil Wagner | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Prepare to re-imagine and get your mind blown in the process. The 2.7 million-square foot Empire State Building -- brawny, angular icon of early-twentieth century grit and ambition (and still New York City's second-tallest building) -- is green.

WATCH: OEMC: 'No Credible Threat' Of Terrorist Attack In Chicago On 9/11 Anniversary

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

Chicago emergency officials said Thursday there is "no credible threat" of a terrorist attack in Chicago on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but a...

Chicago's Skyscraper Reign Coming To An End

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing another Second City moment: It soon will not be able to boast about having the tallest building in America. After nearly four dec...

WATCH: George W. Bush Praises Mayor Daley In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former President George W. Bush made a stop in Chicago Thursday to promote his new book, "Decision Points" and get some face time with Mayor Daley. ...

PHOTOS: Chicago Mag Names Best Buildings In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For months, Chicago magazine has been running "Top 40" lists to celebrate their 40th anniversary and highlight the best Chicago films, music, art and ...

WORST Corporate Rebrandings (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors may have backed off a "poorly worded" memo demanding employees call Chevy by its more refined name, Chevrolet, but the company's market...

My Love Letter to LEGO

Jonathan Bender | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bender

Seeing as there are 62 plastic bricks for every person on earth, the odds are good that you know somebody who is an adult LEGO fan. In fact, you might be one without even knowing it.

Willis Tower Owner Sued Over Derailed 'Greening' Project

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A lawsuit against a co-owner of Willis Tower raises questions about whether it will follow through on a $350 million project to reduce the building's ...

One Worker Killed, Another Injured In Construction Accident Downtown

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One worker was killed and another was critically injured following an accident involving a gas main this afternoon right outside the Willis Tower. ...

Ellen DeGeneres Flag Will Remain On Willis Tower For A Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a quest for world domination, Ellen DeGeneres came to Chicago's tallest building and proclaimed: "laugh.dance.conquer"--well, in flag form at least...

Lessons Learned From the Olympic Fiasco

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

If citizens want to be protected from bad government and further rip-offs, we are going to have to rise to a new level of involvement. I have little hope that our elected representatives will truly represent us.

Chicago's Living River

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

I have been in Chicago for ten years and had never been in Chinatown before. A trip on the water taxi there is lovely and relaxing.

Hancock Building Keeping Its Name After Sears Tower Rebranding

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Sears Tower has morphed, officially at least, into Willis Tower, ak a "the Big Willie." In 2001, the old Standard Oil Building, ak a "Big St...

SEARS TOWER 103RD FLOOR Glass Balcony Holds Spectacular And Terrifying View

The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From The Post Chronicle: Chicago's Sears Tower 103rd floor balcony unveiled - The view from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere just got...

From Tallest to Most Efficient

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The owners of the Sears Tower have announced plans to upgrade the building for sustainability, which will make it the tallest building in the western hemisphere to undergo such an overhaul to date.

Willis Group CEO Talks Sears Tower Name Change, TIF Money

Chicago Tribune | Becky Yerak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now publicly traded, Willis asked for and received $3.8 million in tax-increment financing from the city to redevelop the Sears Tower space. "It's go...

Sears Tower TIF: Willis Wants Tax Deal For Move To Iconic Skyscraper

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Willis Group Holdings Ltd. is seeking a $3.8-million city subsidy to pay for build-out of its new headquarters at Sears Tower, which will soon be rena...

Sears Tower Opening Glass-Bottom Sky Deck In June

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The view from atop the nation's tallest building is about to get even better. In June the Sears Tower will open a glass-bottom sky deck as part of a ...

For Sale: Reasonably-Sized City on Western Bank of Lake Michigan

Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Roston

Wrigley, Sears, and Marshall Field's were all old money. But they were old Chicago money, a sign of how this unique place had emerged where once there was a swamp that stunk of wild onions.

Sears Tower Could Be Renamed

Crain's Chicago Business | Thomas A. Corfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has focused its search for a new local office on Sears Tower, which could be renamed after the London-based insurance broke...

If the Sears Tower can Change Color, Then so can Other Chicago Landmarks

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Paste the entire Northern Trust building with hundred dollar bills from the government. Employees and clients can grab a handful whenever they please.

Sears Tower Could Get Silver Paint Job

Chicago Sun-Times | David Roeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The New York-based owners of Sears Tower want to know if adding silver will bring in some green. Sources said the owners are considering an expensive...

Economy Stops Chicago Skyline Expansion

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A big chill is about to hit the city of big shoulders. In the wake of the global credit crisis, Chicago's once-superheated skyline--radically transfo...