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Is it me or not much has happened around Sears in a while and this the biggest thing in years?
110 N. Wacker is roughly the same distance from Sears as BMO. I don't have any idea why the two 775' towers at 301 S. Wacker stalled but they would have helped refresh the surroundings greatly. What lots are left in the Loop are unfortunately getting budget towers.

That massive garage next to Sears needs to be demolished and ideally an iconic supertall should be built in it's place to desnify the immediate area around Sears and bring the Loop into the 21st century. From most angles you can see 3/4th's of the building if not more. I always thought that by now Sears would have even been surpassed. Chicago has been allergic to supertalls in general really with 4 of the 5 potentials all getting scaled back.
 

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110 N. Wacker is roughly the same distance from Sears as BMO. I don't have any idea why the two 775' towers at 301 S. Wacker stalled but they would have helped refresh the surroundings greatly. What lots are left in the Loop are unfortunately getting budget towers.

That massive garage next to Sears needs to be demolished and ideally an iconic supertall should be built in it's place to desnify the immediate area around Sears and bring the Loop into the 21st century. From most angles you can see 3/4th's of the building if not more. I always thought that by now Sears would have even been surpassed. Chicago has been allergic to supertalls in general really with 4 of the 5 potentials all getting scaled back.
Yea it's been pretty disappointing as far as very tall buildings go, but other than that Chicago's definitely making a comeback. I remember reading relatively recently that the 301 S. twins were still an active proposal, those would be pretty awesome.
 

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Chicago really needs to start bringing its A game. I've always been reluctant to see Sears get surpassed, but now it's time to let go and build something that will bring Chicago into the new millennium and ideally bring the title of tallest building in NA back.
 
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