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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    It will always be the Sears Tower... period.



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    It will always be the Sears Tower... period.

    Wether they officially change it or not, it will always be the Sears tower


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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed


    What you talkin' 'bout!



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Well, at least one of the failing banks / insurance companies didn't buy the naming rights with our bailout money...


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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    It's being named after a company from London! WTF?! Not cool.



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    I always thought Bruce Willis needed a building named after him.


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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    It will always be the Sears Tower... period.

    Just like it will always be Sec Taylor!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Just like it will always be Sec Taylor!
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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    It's being named after a company from London! WTF?! Not cool.
    The UK doesn't have the resources that we do in this country, but their government allows their corporations to compete in the world economy.



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Well, at least one of the failing banks / insurance companies didn't buy the naming rights with our bailout money...
    No - the continue to buy rights to pro stadiums.

    This probably would've been a bargain compared to them. Reason #2847 they are failing.

    (did it say anywhere if they had to buy naming rights? I wonder if it wasn't an incentive to get them to move in there. I've heard the Tower is rather empty)



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I always thought Bruce Willis needed a building named after him.
    In that case, they should rename it Nakatomi Plaza.



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    Re: Sears tower to be renamed

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Well, at least one of the failing banks / insurance companies didn't buy the naming rights with our bailout money...
    Maybe not directly, but still:

    Willis Holding is an insurance brokerage entity, formerly Willis- Corroon - before that Corroon & Black, et al...

    They placed much business with AIG back in the mid-1980's when I was there and I don't imagine that's probably changed. Willis places business with AIG; AIG pays Willis commissions with which they purchase naming rights to Sears Tower; federal government bails out AIG (though it was never their insurance operations that got them into financial difficulties)....


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