Jul 16, 2009
An era has passed
There will no longer be a Sears Tower in Chicago. they are not tearing it down, but they have sold the rights to the name.
Corporate America has spoken (though the original name was also corporate America, just it became "the name" and stayed even after Sears left) and the rights to the buildings name have been sold. The new name of the tower will be Willis Tower, as Willis Holdings Group purchased the right to the name as part of their deal to lease space and move offices in to the tower.
An era has passed, and the Sears Tower is no longer.