CCR Issue 9

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A new day 5-year, $500 million project transforms Chicago’s historic Willis Tower By Thomas Renner


stablishing architectural charm in a building that is five football fields tall is not an easy assignment. At

the Willis Tower, which soars 1,451 feet in the air, creating a warm and cozy aura is a huge ask. But that was the primary objective in the recently completed transformation of

Photography by Ed M. Koziarski

the iconic Chicago landmark. Construction teams at the building, which held the mantle of the world’s tallest building for nearly 25 years, recently wrapped up the five-year, $500 million redevelopment project. ISSUE 9, 2021 — COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION