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Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's the end of the world as we know it!

(and I DON'T feel fine, btw)

I feel shocked, stunned, angry, and a little bit sad. Do you know what building this is? That's right, it's the Willis Tower.

What? What's that? No, no it's the Sears Tower, you say? WRONG.

It's the Willis Tower. Or, it soon will be, anyway.

(This very well could be the 4th horseman of the apocolypse's summer penthouse.)


Why do they have to change stuff?

I mean really.

Who wants to go and visit the Willis Tower? All you're gonna hear is random people sayin', "Whatchu talkin' 'bout?!"

Who cares if Sears isn't there anymore? They didn't rename the Chrysler building "the Abu Dhabi Investment Council building" after Chrysler left.

We'll miss you, Sears Tower, so much that we probably will refuse to admit that your name ever changed and will continue to call you the Sears Tower, and when international tourists come visit and ask to be taken to the tallest skyscraper in our land, we'll say, "Oh, yes, the Sears Tower !" and we'll smile nostalgically and point them in the right direction, and they won't care because they'll still be calling you the Sears Tower, too, and somewhere, way up high in the sky, so important that they've disappeared from the reality of life down below, there will be an administrator shouting, "IT'S THE WILLIS TOWER!" but all we'll hear is the whistling of the Chicago breeze around your twin spires.

And then we'll go eat pizza.


Clara said...

How could they change the name of the building?! It's horrid. I wasn't excited when they changed the name of the Michigan National Building in Lansing, but the Sears Tower?! It's a landmark known world wide. What's the world coming to?

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Rob said...

I think that you are right. Changing the name officially will not change the name to the world. Everyone will still call it the sears tower and forever it will be. I think that people get stuck in the past and for Sears this will be a good thing. It is a landmark Clara I would have to agree. I am sure that there will be some historic preservation group wasting our tax dollars on keeping it the Sears building.


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Anonymous said...

So odd to change the name.

I'll miss the old Sears Tower.

I also miss all the sports arenas that have been renamed after corporatations.

Ashley said...

I saw this. Never been there but it is an American landmark. I can't believe they changed the name. Everyone will still call it the Sears Tower, though.

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vanilla said...

Makes me sad, too. Too many things are changing too rapidly, and not always for the better.

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Chris said...

It will always be The Sears Tower. I was born in Chicago but now live in SLC, but it will always be the Sears Tower for me. Always.

Aunt Spicy said...

We should be allowed to vote on this!

Richard said...

Someone has created a site as an "anti" site to the main petition.

It can be found at

Richard said...

No, Its the Willis Tower!

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