Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, is the headquarters of Willis North America's Midwest Region. Standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, Willis Tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Willis currently occupies more than 140,000 square feet and three floors of the building.
Designed by the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Sears, Roebuck & Company, the building was completed in 1973 and has since become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Chicago skyline and in the world. More information on Willis Tower can be found at http://www.willistower.com/.
The building was renamed Willis Tower in July 2009 as the company consolidated five local offices and brought together some 500 Associates. Willis Tower is home to Willis’ retail brokerage business, and also houses the company’s Willis Commercial (including InsuranceNoodleTM) and Innotech units.
Click here for the press release announcing Willis’ plans to move into the building and its agreement to secure naming rights for the Tower. Click here for the press release on the Willis Tower naming ceremony, presided over by Chairman & CEO Joe Plumeri and the Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Highlights from the Willis Tower naming ceremony in Chicago, July 16, 2009. Watch now
A look-back at the Willis Tower naming ceremony on July 16, 2009, with highlights of the building's history.
Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States