1. Post #1
    Victor Leferve's Avatar
    March 2009
    990 Posts
    Joseph Plumeri, right, chairman and CEO of London-based insurance brokerage Willis Group Holdings, and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, unveil the name Willis Tower in the lobby of the old Sears Tower during the official renaming ceremony Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Chicago. The country's tallest building and one of the world's iconic skyscrapers was renamed after Willis Group Holdings as part of its deal to lease 140,000 square feet of space in the tower. The 110-story skyscraper had been called the Sears Tower since its opening in 1973. Its original tenant, Sears Roebuck and Co., moved out in 1992.



    "Whatchoo talkin' about, Chicago?"

  2. Post #2
    ambershee's Avatar
    September 2007
    634 Posts
    Yeah, heard about it already - but at the end of the day, who gives a crap - it's just a name, and Sears don't own it any more.

  3. Post #3
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    Paige's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,549 Posts
    Aww

  4. Post #4
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    November 2007
    8,432 Posts
    Source?

    I don't like the new name. The old one is iconic, it is like changing the Statue of Liberty's name to, the Statue of Freedom and all that is Right and Good.

    It just doesn't sound right.

  5. Post #5
    Jake_Steel's Avatar
    March 2008
    734 Posts
    I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...

  6. Post #6
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    gbtygfvyg's Avatar
    November 2006
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    "Whatchoo talkin' about, Chicago?"
    Oh what the fuck. That was my favorite tower considering it was my home town. God damnit...

  7. Post #7
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    Frank_West's Avatar
    September 2006
    1,946 Posts
    It sounds quite awful, why couldn't a company with a cooler name buy it..

  8. Post #8
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    gbtygfvyg's Avatar
    November 2006
    10,987 Posts
    I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...
    Same here.

    DAMNIT FRANK WEST, broke my automerge.

  9. Post #9
    Victor Leferve's Avatar
    March 2009
    990 Posts
    Yeah, heard about it already - but at the end of the day, who gives a crap - it's just a name, and Sears don't own it any more.
    I agree, but they should have named it something cool.

  10. Post #10
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    DoctorBerry's Avatar
    December 2005
    318 Posts
    I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...
    Same. That's the name I grew up with it, I'm sticking to it!

  11. Post #11
    Antonio17's Avatar
    December 2008
    159 Posts
    I'm still calling it the Sears Tower...
    Agree.

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  13. Post #13
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    November 2007
    8,432 Posts
    Yeah Sears Tower it is. I'm not going to call it by anything else.

  14. Post #14
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    January 2009
    116 Posts
    Why should anyone give a fuck about Shitcago? It's full of muggers, pimps, mafias, and cops who beat the shit out of you in a drunken rage.

    Edited:

    Also grave robbers

  15. Post #15
    Space Spam Squid's Avatar
    March 2009
    795 Posts
    This is getting Searious.

  16. Post #16

    December 2008
    20 Posts
    Too bad no one will call it the Willis Tower, lol.
    It'll still be the Sears Tower to everyone else.

    For example, the Texas Rangers "Ballpark in Arlington" got renamed to "Ameriquest Field", everyone around here still calls it the Ballpark in Arlington.

  17. Post #17
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    March 2007
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       Kid on the left is Willis   

  18. Post #18
    Godlybomb's Avatar
    February 2009
    304 Posts

    Am I the only one who thinks of him when I think of 'Willis Tower'?

  19. Post #19
    Victor Leferve's Avatar
    March 2009
    990 Posts
    *BruseWillisPicture*
    Am I the only one who thinks of him when I think of 'Willis Tower'?
    Die Hard did take place in a tower, might be a sign of things to come..

  20. Post #20
    Dennab
    August 2007
    1,106 Posts
    stupid name

  21. Post #21
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    December 2006
    2,632 Posts
    The Willies tower. Catchy.

  22. Post #22
    DeathDoom's Avatar
    September 2008
    1,073 Posts
    I was thinking of posting this two hours ago ;_;
    R.I.P Sears Tower.

  23. Post #23
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    Lankist's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,576 Posts


    Hero of America.

  24. Post #24
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    Pvt. Ryan's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,203 Posts
    nope. still the sears tower and no name change is gonna change that

  25. Post #25
    Ryder1337's Avatar
    October 2007
    344 Posts
    An English insurance brokerage owns the tallest building in America..
    Damn it.

  26. Post #26
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    Squad's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,365 Posts
    My first thought, was Bruce Willis tower...

  27. Post #27

    May 2009
    591 Posts
    Bruce Willis got his own tower? Ace!

  28. Post #28
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    August 2006
    2,329 Posts
    Same thing happened with the Sky Dome in Toronto. Rogers bought it, so now it's called the 'Rogers Centre'. I still call it the Sky Dome, though, as does every other Torontonian.

  29. Post #29
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    ratman_122's Avatar
    February 2009
    1,308 Posts
    Fuck that, still Sears Tower to me

  30. Post #30
    Alex-Weazel's Avatar
    February 2009
    331 Posts
    Willis actually float on the NYSE so are dealt with as an american company.

    Also don't worry, most of Willis' employees both side of the pond will still call it the Sears Tower ;)

  31. Post #31
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    MrDoctor's Avatar
    August 2006
    546 Posts
    The should have called it The Billy Mays Memorial Tower.

  32. Post #32
    shill's Avatar
    September 2006
    228 Posts
    Same thing happened with the Sky Dome in Toronto. Rogers bought it, so now it's called the 'Rogers Centre'. I still call it the Sky Dome, though, as does every other Torontonian.
    Also, Dominion got changed to Metro.. not as important but still

  33. Post #33
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    Alxnotorious's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,395 Posts
    Aw, I was hoping it'd be "Billy Mays Tower" after that voting thread someone made.

  34. Post #34
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    tarkata14's Avatar
    March 2008
    2,619 Posts
    What the fuck? I mean I'm still going to refer to it as the Sears Tower, but the Willis Tower? What a stupid name for a tower.

  35. Post #35
    TheDarklord's Avatar
    June 2009
    64 Posts
    Old news man, i only live 40 miles away. i known for 6 months, Still going to call it Sears Tower

  36. Post #36
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    Athena's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,497 Posts
    Same thing happened with the Sky Dome in Toronto. Rogers bought it, so now it's called the 'Rogers Centre'. I still call it the Sky Dome, though, as does every other Torontonian.
    This. I would not have as much contempt at Rogers if they had called it the "Rogers Skydome"

  37. Post #37
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    lazyguy's Avatar
    April 2008
    3,800 Posts
    If I bought it I would call it the Freudian tower.

  38. Post #38
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Aw, I was hoping it'd be "Billy Mays Tower" after that voting thread someone made.
    That was for a tower in Portland Oregon.

  39. Post #39
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    Sykomancer's Avatar
    June 2005
    535 Posts
    Don't think you can fool me! Since you couldn't kick our asses over two hundred years ago, you've decided to wait until you could just buy out the US, you tricky red coats, you.

    I've lived my whole life in the Chicago land area. I'm not about to refer to that architectural wonder as anything other than the Sears Tower.

  40. Post #40
    Lulzertank's Avatar
    May 2008
    387 Posts
    Still gonna call it the Sears Tower.