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Star Trek Viewer 07-16-2009 06:09 AM

Whatcha Talkin' 'Bout Willis?
 
Alas, "Sears Tower" is no more! America's tallest building is now known as "Willis Tower."

See:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/16/sears.tower.renamed/

Your thoughts?

Zardoz 07-16-2009 06:09 AM

I guess I have no real feelings...the building is still there, just a diffrent name.

Star Trek Viewer 07-16-2009 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zardoz (Post 231929)
I guess I have no real feelings...the building is still there, just a diffrent name.

It'll always be "Sears Tower" to me, named after one of America's oldest retailers.

Zardoz 07-16-2009 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Star Trek Viewer (Post 231931)
It'll always be "Sears Tower" to me, named after one of America's oldest retailers.

LOL...I am very familar with Sears. Also have been in the Sears tower more than once over the years.

kevin 07-16-2009 08:53 AM

Isn't the San Francisco Transamerica Pyramid no longer 'officially' called that.......except by everyone to identify it?

Probably people will still refer to it as the 'Sears Tower' for a while yet.

Zardoz 07-16-2009 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevin (Post 231966)
Isn't the San Francisco Transamerica Pyramid no longer 'officially' called that.......except by everyone to identify it?

Probably people will still refer to it as the 'Sears Tower' for a while yet.

Count on it.

MrQ1701 07-16-2009 09:58 AM

Willis must be a rich dude in order buy the thing!! :001_tongue:

MonsieurHood 07-16-2009 11:09 AM

It's been known as the "Sears Tower" as long as I can remember. It's probably the next most famous building to go to the top of, other than the Empire State Building. I've seen it referred to in countless news stories and seen it described in documentaries. I don't see why new ownership should change the name of a famous landmark. That is ego and vanity in the extreme on the part of the buyers. Of course, it isn't going to end the world that they've changed the name, but it was unnecessary,
selfish and silly for Willis to do so. In the end it's like Gary Busey says "There's nothing like changes, cause nothing changes but the changes".

Star Trek Viewer 07-16-2009 04:47 PM

You can make your feelings known at the following petition site.

http://www.itsthesearstower.com/

:)


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