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Old Posted Nov 11, 2009, 9:04 PM
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city vs. city (especially chicago vs. new york) has never been allowed on this forum, and never will be.

now back to the sears tow..... uhhhhhh........ willis tower.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2009, 2:43 PM
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2009, 3:58 PM
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Renaming the SEARS TOWER is like renaming the Brooklyn Bridge into Willis Bridge.

It's just the most DISGUSTING thing that could have happened to this building. How could someone allow SEARS TOWER being ...you have to say...raped.

To me, it's still the Sears Tower and will always be.

Changing this, changing that.... what's next? Silver/Green recladding???
Oh man, I can't believe it!

Don't f* make significant changes to an icon!
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2009, 9:43 PM
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^^^ Wow the Borg Warner building looks really excellent in that picture! As out of place as it is, I really love that building.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2009, 2:56 PM
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This is a great video about the filming of the new "ledge"

http://vimeo.com/6119568

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Old Posted Dec 10, 2009, 3:42 PM
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I've never seen this before: frost on Willis Tower:


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Old Posted Dec 10, 2009, 9:41 PM
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^^^cool, looks like the movie "The Day After Tomorrow"
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2009, 9:45 PM
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This is a great video about the filming of the new "ledge"

http://vimeo.com/6119568

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Great video, thanks for posting! Love the guitar song.
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I've never seen it either, but I guess it's from steam from the roof.
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2009, 9:55 PM
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I saw that this morning from the train. For a moment I moderately freaked out and thought they were beginning to do the whole silver cladding after all!
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Has anybody ever taken a picture from the very tip top of the highest spire of Willis (Sears) Tower?
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Renaming the SEARS TOWER is like renaming the Brooklyn Bridge into Willis Bridge.

It's just the most DISGUSTING thing that could have happened to this building. How could someone allow SEARS TOWER being ...you have to say...raped.

To me, it's still the Sears Tower and will always be.

Changing this, changing that.... what's next? Silver/Green recladding???
Oh man, I can't believe it!

Don't f* make significant changes to an icon!
The problem I have with renaming has absolutely nothing to do with loyalty to the old Sears Roebuck and Company corporation as many have rightly pointed out they abandoned the city almost 20 years ago and one view is that the name change is justice for them abandoning the building, an argument that has some merit in my mind.

However I viewed the "Sears" name more like a surname of a person, sure the name may have a meaning clouded in history and it may be have nothing to do with how you live your life but its still your name. Just like someone named Smith isnt going to change their last name just because they are not blacksmiths anymore.

A name is about historical continuance, the idea that it had a certain name when I was born and you look forward to telling the next generation the same name. If a kid say under ten years old in a few years reads a brochure about the tower when visiting the Skydeck some of it almost reads like it was called "Willis Tower" from its conception. The same phenomenon happens when Macy's on State has a brochure where they talk about traditions like the Walnut Room being "Macy's" traditions as if people were calling it Macy's back in 1910. Its almost a form of subtle revisionist history. It is also difficult to live with qualifiers for the rest of your life "The Willis Tower that orignally was the Sears Tower", "Macy's that was orignally Marshall Fields".
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 6:31 AM
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So I came across this old photo, but I am suspicious of it. Something is not quite right.

How can we be looking up at the man, but also looking down at the streets below? This just doesn't seem possible to me.

The only way I can figure it is that the structure the man is standing on is at an incline, it's not absolutly straight up-and-down. But even then, it just doesn't look right!!




btw, awesome photos of the frost!
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 10:16 PM
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I think the photo is real... you can see wires holding back that metal structure, which would make sense if the structure juts out at a 45-degree angle. It might be a davit for window-washing equipment, or some other type of rooftop structure.

The picture appears to be taken before Dearborn Station's railyards became Dearborn Park, but after the Sears Tower was completed, so somewhere between 1973-1977.
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And it used to be called Sears Roebuck Tower???
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 2:01 AM
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i think it was always just sears tower.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 10:12 AM
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I think the photo is real... you can see wires holding back that metal structure, which would make sense if the structure juts out at a 45-degree angle. It might be a davit for window-washing equipment, or some other type of rooftop structure.
Yeah that must be it. Strange lookin though.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 6:25 PM
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Looks like he's standing on the end of one the construction derricks. . . but yeah. . . weird perspective. . .
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