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Call It The Sears Tower If You Wish—Though It Does Have A Proper Name

Here is a picture of the Willis Tower in Chicago. This picture is from this afternoon,

The Willis Tower is the black building. It is the tallest building in Chicago and one of the tallest buildings in the world. You can go up on top of it and look around.

The Willis Tower is the former Sears Tower. The name was changed a few years ago.

I think I heard at least four different folks say today that they’d never call the building anything other than the Sears Tower.

I don’t care what anybody calls it other than to say the correct name of the building is the Willis Tower.

And I thought we were all supposed to be willing to adapt to change to be able to succeed in our globalized economy.

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August 14, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Why is that the correct name? Because someone cut a check? Sears built the tower, it is and will always be the Sears Tower.

    I still call where the Astros play Enron Field for a lot of reasons, never forget!
    😛

    Comment by citizenx | August 14, 2012

  2. Sears wrote a check to get the building named that way in the first place.

    I still sometimes call it Enron Field.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 22, 2012

  3. “Sears wrote a check to get the building named that way in the first place.”

    Citizenx is right, Sears built the building. It didn’t merely have a contract to put its name on a building it didn’t own. Willis Group Holdings did, though.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | August 24, 2012

  4. Citizen X does always get it right.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 25, 2012

  5. Only somebody not from Chicago would care that people don’t call it the Willis Tower.

    Comment by Ryan | August 25, 2012

  6. That could be. But I do like context and a full understanding the things around us. Things have proper names which help us understand other things and they names they have.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 25, 2012


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