Officials at the Chicago skyscraper insist no one was in danger.
After questions were raised about the technical height of the tower, architectural experts have declared the NYC skyscraper the tallest in the country. The Willis Tower in Chicago is now the second tallest.
Lightning hits the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in downtown Chicago Wednesday evening.
Once the United States dominated this list, but these days, you would have to travel halfway across the world to visit all the tallest buildings in it. However, in less than a decade, the tallest building on this list is going to be much, much larger.
Chicago’s Sears Tower is being renamed Willis Tower for a London insurance Group, Willlis Holdings, that leased 150,000 square feet of office space. Built in 1973, the 110-story building housed the Sears Corporation until they moved to Hoffman Estates, IL. Sears naming rights expired a few years ago.