Sears Tower


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Sears Tower:

see Willis TowerWillis Tower,
formerly the Sears Tower,
Chicago, the second tallest building in the United States. Until the completion of the 1,483-ft (452-m) Petronas Towers (1998) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it was the world's tallest building.
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Sears Tower

in Chicago; one of America’s tallest buildings. [Architecture: Misc.]
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Sailing along the canyons of the Chicago River on that cruise, one of the buildings that dominates the tour is the Sears Tower, the tallest building in the US.
A FEDERAL jury in Miami has convicted five men of plotting with Al-Qaida to topple Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection.
According to the prosecution, Batiste suggested an attack on the Sears Tower, America's tallest skyscraper.
What Christian clearly does relish is his work, and the opportunities it affords him, such as the chance to film a Batman scene while standing on top of Chicago's Sears Tower.
We were standing on the edge of the Sears Tower, jumping off of it.
The guides are only used in three other worldwide visitor attractions including Westminster Abbey in London and the Sears Tower in Chicago.
During its construction, Burj Dubai has left behind the skyscrapers that previously defined tall tower architecture around the world, such as Petronas Towers in Malaysia (452 meters); Sears Tower, Chicago (442 meters); Jin Mao Building, Shanghai (421 meters) and Empire State Building, New York (381 meters).
The Dubai tower will then claim the title, almost guaranteeing that another future building in nearby Doha "will likely make little news: At 1,460 feet it is a baby--only 10 feet taller than the Sears Tower."
ALMOST 20 YEARS ago, I visited the Sears Tower in Chicago.
I had purposefully moved into a high-rise apartment facing Sears Tower, the tallest building in the US.
Upon completion in 2008, this $750 million, 92-story glass-encased structure will stand at 1,360 feet, making it the second-tallest building in North America after Chicago's own 1,450-foot tall Sears Tower. The building will hold 286 luxury hotel condominiums and 472 residential condominium units, one of which has sold for a reported $28 million.
On June 23, the FBI nailed a cell of Muslim terrorists in Florida who were accused of planning to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago.