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2013-01-08 05:03:24

New location brings new jobs to Chicago, enabling Zones to better serve Midwest customers. AUBURN, Wash. (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 Today Zones, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for business, healthcare, public sector and other vertical markets, announced the official opening of a new sales office located in Chicago´s historical Willis Tower. This morning, Zones opened its Chicago office doors with 22 brand new sales personnel, and plans to fill more than 100 additional...

2011-03-21 05:02:00

CHICAGO and SAN MATEO, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pythagoras Solar, a provider of unprecedented transparent, energy efficient windows that also generate solar power, today announced that it has been chosen by Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, to collaborate on a pilot project to help deliver on the building's renewable energy and energy efficiency improvement goals. The pilot project, deployed in November last year on the south facing windows of the Willis Tower's 56th...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The elegant genius of Miesian high-rise architecture, Bruce J. Graham, died in his sleep early Saturday morning at home in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was 84 years old. Mr. Graham is survived by his son George Graham and daughters Lisa Graham Langlade-Demoyen and Mara Graham Dworsky. There will be a private funeral. A memorial service will be scheduled in Chicago. One of the leading architects of the modern era, Bruce J. Graham was a senior design...

2009-08-06 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UAL Corporation (Nasdaq: UAUA), the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, announced today it will be moving its Operations Center to Willis Tower - a move that will improve the overall working environment for its 2,800 employees who currently work at the United campus in Elk Grove Township. Following an extensive review of multiple sites, both in the suburbs and downtown, Willis Tower was selected as it provides the most...

2009-08-05 16:35:32

United Airlines asked the city of Chicago for a $25 million subsidy to defer costs of moving to the recently renamed Willis Tower, a city alderman said. Second Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti said the airline would relocate about 2,500 employees to the recently renamed 110-story building that was formerly named the Sears Tower after Sears & Roebuck, its first primary tenant. Rita Athas, executive director of World Business Chicago, said, the collateral benefit to all the small businesses...

2009-07-24 11:01:00

CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leyla Arsan, Partner at Lotus Marketing Services. The Skydeck at Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), recently opened The Ledge. The Ledge is a glass box that sits 103 floors or 1,353 feet above street level. Visitors can stand inside of this 4 ft. wide glass box and stand seemingly suspended in air overlooking the bustling streets of downtown Chicago. Leyla Arsan was leaving a late afternoon meeting in the loop and decided to take a...

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2009-07-16 07:48:37

The iconic Sears Tower in Chicago has a new name and more than a few disgruntled fans, an online group protesting the change said. Originally named after its first tenant, Sears Roebuck & Co., the 110-story skyscraper, still the tallest building in North America, will be officially renamed the Willis Tower after its current occupant, Willis Group Holdings, a British insurance company, CNN reported. The name change officially takes place Thursday, but a group called People Against the...

2009-07-01 10:30:00

New Skydeck experience takes visitors on journey through the best of Chicago and brings the city to their feet - literally CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Skydeck Chicago dares visitors to be among the first to step onto The Ledge, a series of glass bays that extend from the building's 103rd floor, when it opens to the public Thursday, July 2. Reaching out more than four feet from Skydeck Chicago's west side, visitors have unobstructed views of Chicago - 1,353 feet straight down. In...

2009-06-24 12:00:00

Project will significantly reduce energy use and CO2 emissions, spur economic development CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Tower today announced plans for the most significant sustainable modernization projects of an existing building ever undertaken. The project will result in unparalleled energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, reducing the base building electricity use by up to 80 percent, which includes a combination of energy...


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  • A spider.
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