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Sears wants to buy back Willis Tower sculpture

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's lobby.
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the glass boxes at the top make the tower make the tower look alot worse IMO, though I'm sure that they're great to stand in!
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the glass boxes at the top make the tower make the tower look alot worse IMO, though I'm sure that they're great to stand in!
i was thinking the same thing....
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not for nothing but for the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and not to mention the 2nd tallest on Earth by pinnacle height it looks a bit run down and worn, a reclad/renovation like whats going on at the ESB and UN Secretariat would do this one well...
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Sears wants to buy back Willis Tower sculpture

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's lobby.
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Uhhhh, I don't think so! Hands off traitors! That Calder mobile belongs nowhere but the base of the Sears (stop tempting me to call it Willis assholes) Tower.

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not for nothing but for the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and not to mention the 2nd tallest on Earth by pinnacle height it looks a bit run down and worn, a reclad/renovation like whats going on at the ESB and UN Secretariat would do this one well...
Ummmm, no, you are wrong. Sears looks just as sharp and clean as the day it was built. Also, unlike New York, Chicago doesn't like to constantly destroy all its Modernist buildings and change their facade to the latest trend. We either completely demolish them (i.e. the poor Reese buildings) or enshrine and worship them (i.e. Sears, Hancock, and anything Mies). If this building were reclad it would be a complete crime against architecture. Also, I'm sorry but silver is just such a wimpy color for a supertall. Grow a pair and paint some buildings black.
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Uhhhh, I don't think so! Hands off traitors! That Calder mobile belongs nowhere but the base of the Sears (stop tempting me to call it Willis assholes) Tower.



Ummmm, no, you are wrong. Sears looks just as sharp and clean as the day it was built. Also, unlike New York, Chicago doesn't like to constantly destroy all its Modernist buildings and change their facade to the latest trend. We either completely demolish them (i.e. the poor Reese buildings) or enshrine and worship them (i.e. Sears, Hancock, and anything Mies). If this building were reclad it would be a complete crime against architecture. Also, I'm sorry but silver is just such a wimpy color for a supertall. Grow a pair and paint some buildings black.
i never said to alter the damn things look just renovate it and reclad it with new windows.....
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The John Hancock and Sears towers will always look like new. no reclad is necessary, thats why they are so legendary, who else has two giant black buildings like Chicago, no one!
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Very fine indeed. Willis looks like a monster.
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People, stop calling it Willis Tower, it will forever be Sears Tower. Im sorry, I just cant say Willis and not think of Fat Albert, its such an unnatractive name for one of the worlds tallest buildings.
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Willis it will be until someone else buys it, big deal, get over it. Its not like it looks any different. Same with Marshall Fields, prices are the same, the state street store is the same, stop complaining!!
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I love the sunset photo! Amazing!

The boxes would look good if they reflected as black instead of blue. Black would match the design of the building.
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Willis it will be until someone else buys it, big deal, get over it. Its not like it looks any different. Same with Marshall Fields, prices are the same, the state street store is the same, stop complaining!!
No. YOU are the one who needs to get over it, people will call it whatever they want.
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I think the chance that eaguir3 actually reads your reply is...well nothing seeing as how the last thing posted was 3 months ago.
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People, stop calling it Willis Tower, it will forever be Sears Tower. Im sorry, I just cant say Willis and not think of Fat Albert, its such an unnatractive name for one of the worlds tallest buildings.
Even in newspaper articles I've seen the building referred to as "The Sears Tower (Now Willis Tower)." Chicagoans like the name as Sears Tower and will continue to call it that and so will I. Viva le Sears Tower!!!
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The John Hancock and Sears towers will always look like new. no reclad is necessary
While I agree they don't need a reclad, the Sears Tower does NOT look new. It really needs a cleaning.
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