Originally Posted by Domer2019
I don't think he's saying these are commonly accepted nicknames (e.g. Big Stan), but rather that it has evoked being dubbed various nicknames in a grassroots sense given its unique form (i.e. people conversing among friends while walking past, and then maintaining that moniker in future discourse).
Maybe it's similar to how 1000 S Michigan has been called "Big Jahn", a playful appropriation of "Big John" Hancock Center. Although if Jahn's rendering for the Thompson Center replacement gets built, that
would certainly usurp the title.