Chicago Songs to Ease the Sear/Willis Tower Transition
So long, Sears Tower. While the iconic Chicago skyscraper still stands tall (the tallest in the U.S., in fact), its name does not.Willis Tower is now its moniker, dubbed so by Willis Group Holdings, a London-based insurance broker that began leasing in a big chunk of the building in March 2009 and snatched up the naming rights. The switcheroo occurred officially today, but most Chicagoans and their suburban counterparts aren't taking the transition so smoothly. A Facebook group opposing the name change has tens of thousands of members already, and there are early reports of taxi drivers reacting with confusion when directed to the Willis Tower.
Here at Paste, we sympathize with Windy City citizens mourning the death of the legendary Sears moniker, so here's a Chicago-themed playlist in tribute to the celebrated city.