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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 ...

ONE WTC WIN

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

One World Trade Center is officially the tallest building in the United States, a committee announced Tuesday, The Chicago Tribune reports. The New Yo...

Committee To Decide Whether One WTC Really Is America's Tallest Building

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An expert committee of architects is set to announce whether New York's new World Trade Center tower or Chicago's Willis T...

Windy City Drew Near-Record 46 Million Tourists In 2012

Kim Bellware | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
Kim Bellware

Tourists have been no strangers to Chicago, with city officials reporting the Windy City welcomed a near-record number 46.2 million visitors last year...

Senator Climbs Country's Tallest Building Months After Major Stroke

AP | MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY | Posted 01.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago's Willis Tower on Sunday in h...

How To Become Part Of The Chicago Skyline

Travelzoo | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

One of the best sights from 1,353 feet in the air is watching the sunset and the lights slowly start to glow throughout the city.

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.

1 WTC Might Not Reach Symbolic Height, After All

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

Just as 1 World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building in April, triumphantly claiming the title as New York City's tallest building, the bu...

With An Asterisk, WTC Will Be Tallest Building In US

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 06.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, can now claim the ti...

The Vow and Other Upcoming Movies Filmed in Chicago

Chris Krapek | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

Will they be forever immortalized like The Dark Knight, or will they be instantly forgotten like the epic tale of an infant versus kidnappers in 1994's Baby's Day Out? Only time will tell.

Stroke Survivor Aims to Take the Stairs: All 2,109 of Them

Melanie Coffee | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Melanie Coffee

About 2,500 people are set to race up 103 flights to the building's Skydeck on Sunday to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It's one of the premier rehab facilities in the world, but more important to Pacholski, it's the place that's helped her get her life back.

Woman Accused Of Making False Bomb Threat At Willis Tower

Lemont, IL Patch | Amanda Luevano | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

A 19-year-old Lemont woman was charged Thursday with a felony count of making a false bomb threat at the Willis Tower, Chicago police said. Julija ...

Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At this point, it's getting a little hard to remember why we're supposed to love the summer heat so much. We know that snow and sleet were here just a...

British Developer Has Big Plans For Former Post Office Site

Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

In the days that have passed since British investor and developer Bill Davies unveiled an ambitious plan to build a $3.5 billion office, residential, ...

Quick! Get to Chicago Before the Window Closes on 25 Years of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Pam Grout | Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The good news? Tickets to the show are free. Bad news? Getting them is akin to getting an audience with Kate Middleton.

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...

United Airlines Moves To Willis Tower

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — United Airlines has started moving its operations center employees into a new home – the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known...

Sears Vs. Willis: Whose Sculpture Is It?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Sears may have moved out of its tower in downtown Chicago, but the company now wants to buy back a motorized sculpture in the building...

'Transformers 3' Filming: Chicago Downtown Streets Closed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The filming of "Transformers 3" may transform the way you get around the downtown area this weekend. The second sequel in the popular action series--...

Hundreds Protest Goldman Sachs Outside Of WIllis Tower, Demanding Job Creation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of laid-off workers, union members and small business owners rallied in downtown Chicago today to call for financial reform and job creation....

Willis Tower Windows Broken By Rooftop Pebbles, Officials Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago officials say white pebbles spread on rooftops to reflect sunlight are to blame for some broken high-rise windows in last week...

Frustration With Power Outages, And More Storms Coming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans were without power this weekend after a devastating storm blew through the city Friday afternoon. As of Sunday ni...

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 ...

Bruce Graham Dies: Willis Tower, Hancock Center Architect Dies At Age 84

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Bruce J. Graham, the pioneering architect who designed the iconic Chicago skyscraper formerly named the Sears Tower, has died. He was ...

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. ...