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One For The Road: The Day The Sears Tower Opened

On this date in 1971, the Sears Tower opened, the tallest building in the world. [ more › ]
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Chicago Will Be Back to 2nd with Skyscrapers

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (4 years ago)

photo by wallyg The Sears tower was the tallest building in the world until 1997. But it was still the tallest building in the Western hemisphere since its completion in 1973. However, New York will once again take the title when it... Read Post

Sears Tower Name Change Becomes Official Tomorrow

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (5 years ago)

Photo by jaymce The day many have dreaded - and even more have dismissed - will finally arrive tomorrow. The Sears Tower will cease to be and instead, in a ceremony, the building - the tallest in the U.S. of A. - will become The Wil... Read Post

Where Trump Tower Chicago ranks among the world's tallest buildings; and how the ranking standards might change

Local Interest / United States : Cityscapes (5 years ago)

At 1361 feet, 6 inches, the Trump International Hotel & Tower is the world's seventh tallest building and the only building outside Asia besides the former Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) to rank in the top ten. But sorry, Donald,... Read Post


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