The Willis Tower / Former Sears Tower

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The Willis Tower / Former Sears Tower

Willis Tower Willis Tower was the world's tallest building from 1974 to 1998. [I] Former/other names Sears Tower Record height Preceded by World Trade Center Surpassed by Petronas Twin Towers General information Location 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 United States Status Complete Constructed 1970-1973 Use Office, observation, communication Height Antenna or spire 1,730 feet (527 m) Roof 1,451 ft (442 m) Technical details Floor count 108 Floor area 4.56 million sq ft (3.81 million sq ft rentable) 424,000 m² (354,000 m² rentable) Elevators 104, with 16 double-decker elevators, made by Westinghouse, modernized by Schindler Group Companies involved Architect(s) Skidmore, Owings and Merrill ^ Fully habitable, self-supported, from main entrance to highest structural or architectural top; see the list of tallest buildings in the world for other listings. Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is a 108- story, 1451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1974, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York. Currently, Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world as well as the fifth tallest building in the world to the roof. Although Sears' naming rights expired in 2003, the building continued to be called Sears Tower for several years. In March 2009 London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings, Ltd., agreed to lease a portion of the building and obtained the building's naming rights as part of the agreement . On July 16, 2009, at 10:00 am Central Time, the building was officially renamed Willis Tower.

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  • sbhurt
    sbhurt commented
    Trick of scale makes it seem shorter from the street-
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  • jayslur
    jayslur commented
    Revolutionary in terms of towers
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  • maxers101
    maxers101 commented
    This is the most awsome place I've been to if you get the time then go and have a fun time
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  • Ashley Araujo
    Ashley Araujo commented
    Zonked
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  • hunter29486
    hunter29486 commented
    Fail
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  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings commented
    Fixed :)
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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer commented
    Address is wrong.
    about 6 years ago via iPhone
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