The tallest building in the western hemisphere is in Chicago. Everyone knows its name.
At 1,450 feet in height (or 1,730 feet if you add the antennas), the Sears Tower has been a landmark since the early 1970s.
You can go up to the 103rd flood and see more than 50 miles in any direction on a clear day. Looking southeast you can see Soldiers Field, Lake Michigan and Indiana.
In July of this year (2009) glass ledges were opened so you can step more than 4 feet away from the building. Well, okay, you are standing on glass.
However, this past May the Sears Tower officially became known as the Willis Tower. Willis Group Holdings is based out of London.
But to old timers like me, the Sears Tower will forever be the Sears Tower. Years ago my daughter and I went to the top of the Sears Tower on a Saturday morning. It was just her and me. I will not forget that experience.
The Sears Catalog is now gone and I miss it. .
But, as long as that building looks over the City with Broad Shoulders, it will always be the Sears Tower.
If you ever happen to be in Chicago, be sure to go up to the Sky Deck of the one and only Sears Tower.
Thanks for stopping by.