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The 110-story Sears Tower, tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed the Willis Tower later this year, global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings announced on Thursday.
Willis said it was leasing multiple floors in the 1,451-foot 442-meter building in downtown Chicago to consolidate several offices. As part of the agreement the building will be renamed the Willis Tower this summer when the move takes place, the company said.
Sears, once the largest U.S. retailer, occupied what was then the world’s tallest building as its headquarters after the structure was completed in 1973 but moved out in the early 1990s.