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Sears Tower/Willis Tower going green

Per the Wall Street Journal, the new owner of the Sears Tower, Willis Group Holdings of the United Kingdom, has broad plans to greenify the 110-story building by upgrading its infrastructure, adding wind turbines, and possibly building an environment-friendly hotel adjacent to the landmark tower. The Sears Tower will be renamed Willis Tower later this year.

Local Tweeters posted their first thoughts about the news.

  1. Matt Cole
    urbanmatt No mention if painting bldg silver is off table > RT @chiarchitecture Sears Tower going for #LEED certification
  2. Chicago Architecture
    chiarchitecture Big shout out to @searstower! RT @EcoAchievers: Sears Tower going for #LEED certification by adding green features
  3. Elise Fleischaker
    EliseInChicago Sounds cool. (When does Willis Tower go into effect?) RT @ChicagoBreaking: 'Green' hotel, rooftop trees for Sears Tower?
  4. Mike Hernalsteen
    mikehernalsteen Sears... I mean, Willis Tower to get a face lift

The story also received national attention. Here's some other reaction around the country in 140 characters or less:

  1. Molly Block
    mollyblock (Houston, Texas) A tall order! Sears Tower to add #green features & likely seek #LEED certification:, via @chiarchitecture & @EcoAchievers
  2. CatrionaHarris
    CatrionaHarris (Orlando, Fla.) Hotel Sears Towers - and green? Cool! #greenbuild
  3. jaconsultants
    jaconsultants (San Diego, Calif.) I support "Sears Tower to Undergo $350M Green Remodel -" ( )



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