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Old August 25th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #1
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Should Chrysler or Sears ever change there name?

chrysler and sears tower were both constructed by very respected and big pocketed companies.but after they were constructed both companies left the buildings...so should the buildings naming rights ever be sold?


and what about other well known buildings such as empire state,flatiron and etc.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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it might not even be possible... when people sign a lease on a whole building its for many many many years... not like a football stadium
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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:21 AM   #3
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Weren't they selling the Sears Tower name or something like that not too long ago?
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:26 AM   #4
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^It was suggested by MetLife, after it acquired the deed from Trizec Hahn, that the naming rights could be sold. They found no takers. When CBRE bought the Tower from MetLife, they made no mention of changing the name.

BTW Chrysler NEVER occupied the Chrysler Building. At most, it had an auto show room in the lobby.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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IBM Building in Chicago as well
Same with the Playboy/Palmolive building, Smurfit Stone
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:57 AM   #6
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^???
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #7
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Never I say.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 03:38 PM   #8
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what about flatiron
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Old August 25th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #9
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The Biggest name change of the Important Lanmark I have seen is The Pan-Am -to- MetLife .
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Old August 25th, 2005, 05:54 PM   #10
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Also Library Tower to US Bank Tower's another one.
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Standard Oil Building -> Amoco Building -> Aon Center
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #12
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Good one.

40 Wall St. -> The Trump Building? Nobody actually calls it that though.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #13
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They could change their names, but the only problem is that the people who are used to calling them by those names.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 10:30 AM   #14
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No, it'd just be wrong...
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Old August 26th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #15
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WTC 1 and 2 into the Twin Towers (this name is give at the day of completement, my birthday; 4 april 1973)
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Old August 26th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #16
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No way!!

Both towers are world icons, and not only for us scraper nerds. They will always be known as such.
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no way, with out thys names they look like naked icons
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Old August 26th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #18
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No they shouldnt changed their names.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #19
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The Chrysler Bldg may not have actually held the corperation itself, but it did have displays of the car at the lobby at one point.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #20
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damn...imagine if Nissin foods bought the Chrysler tower and re-named it ...
The Nissin Building



does not have the same ring to it........
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