Thursday, March 12, 2009

The End Of An(other) Era

So apparently Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere will soon be known as Willis Tower after London-based Willis Group Holdings under the terms of a new lease signed by the company.

a) Why can't they just leave it well enough alone, it's always been the Sears Tower, it will always be the Sears Tower.

b) To add insult to injury, it's named after a London company, not a US-based one. The building is one of the most iconic American images, for crying out loud!

Next they will be calling the Hancock Center something like Barclay's Tower or some such nonsense.

More here

4 cheer(s)!:

^^Sleepy Jackson^^ said...

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!! the willis tower sounds good tho, sounds like something you could shorten to maybe...the willy tower...which naturally leads to the cock building. naturally.


Bex said...

You are one strange dude.

Ira said...

Think of it as a tribute to Wesley.

Bex said...

@ Ira: Hahaha!