I had a whole blog post ready for today that is now going to have to wait till tomorrow.
The Willis Tower? COME ON.
If you don't live in Chicago, or you're not on Twitter or Facebook (but just so happen to read my blog) the Sears Tower will now be called the Willis Tower.
Willis is a big huge old insurance agency and believe me, I am so happy someone is moving into Sears Tower and giving the city money and all those things...
But my little heart is broken.
When I first heard I think I started with the first stage of grief: denial - "well whatever, no one's going to call it that anyway, what difference does it make?" Then I got the official word from the Architecture Foundation (as far as I'm concerned they are the end all be all of being "correct" on things) that all docents must start calling it the Willis Tower.
Well...I'm not calling it that. I'm never going to call it that. You don't call the Chrysler building by another name (is Chrysler still there? who cares) you don't change the name of one of the most important buildings of all time. I know there are a few buildings in Chicago that have changed their name, the United Building changed their name (I think just from the number though) I mean, that makes sense, I get it.
But Willis, are you renting the ENTIRE Sears Tower? No? Then you don't get to rename it.
Willis Tower, my ass.
I think I've moved on to Anger.