sears tower


The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It has been the tallest builing in the United States since 1973, surpassing the World Trade Center, which itself had surpassed the Empire State Building only a year earlier. Commissioned by Sears, Roebuck and Company, it was designed by chief architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Trivia about sears tower

  • This landmark is 1,454' tall
  • The USA's highest occupied office space is the 98th floor of this Chicago structure
  • Lightning not only strikes the same place twice, it strikes this 110-story Chicago tower hundreds of times a year
  • Of all the USA's buildings, the one in Chicago originally called this has the most stories with 110
  • On May 3, 1973 the Chicago Tribune said this local landmark "Becomes the Tallest of the Tall"
  • This Chicago building's skydeck elevator can travel to the 103rd floor in a quick 70 seconds
  • It's been "cataloged" as the first skyscraper over 1,400 feet in height
  • The Chicago Spire, estimated to be completed in 2010, will replace this as the USA's tallest building
  • Willis Tower former name