The building formerly known as Sears ...

The building formerly known as Sears Tower

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 22, 2009, titled The building formerly known as Sears Tower. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Formerly known as the Sears Tower ; formally known as the Willis Tower; informally known as the "Big Willy." When Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, he was often referred to as "The artist formerly known as Prince." I suggest the same logic be utilized when referring to Chicago's most symbolic building.

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Joliet, IL

#1 Jul 22, 2009
Help fight back against the name change. One of the best ways is to make sure that the Wikipedia article (a widely read resource) continues to refer to the Sears Tower rather than the Willis Tower. To do so, visit and then simply vote support in the discussion to move the page back to the proper name.
Randall Krause

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2009
I don't think that changing Wikipedia to make it inaccurate is going to benefit anybody.

I'm against the name change just as much as anybody else, but the reality is that officially it is called Willis Tower.

Two better ways to "fight back" are to sign the petition and to link to my Sears Tower fan site so that it stays in the top search results.

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