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About that tower

Dave Greising makes some solid points in his column Friday, about the renaming of the Sears Tower.True enough, the Sears Tower was never iconic in quite the same way the John Hancock is — at least not locally. (I’m going to guess that globally, a lot more people cared about the world’ tallest building than […]

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Tower-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named

Fortunately, the name change won’t affect the skyscraper’s architecture. But it will blur the skyscraper’s identity—and Chicago’s identity, too. Oh, please. Something about this reminds me of people who name their cars. It’s sort of cute but it’s also sort of creepy.