Five-star, 50 story, green hotel planned next to Sears Tower in the Loop!
Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on June 25, 2009
Check out this article from the Sun Times. The owners of the Sears Tower, soon to be known as Willis Tower, have rolled out plans for a 50 story, “net zero,” five-star, green hotel…wow, that’s a lot of adjectives? Confused as to where this new hotel will be located? There is a large plaza area right next to the Sears Tower and the new hotel will be located on the Northeast corner of Jackson and Wacker Drive on that plaza.
By the looks of it, there will be a rather large landscaped plaza and retail area at the base of the hotel as well as green roofs at certain points higher up in the tower.
Some are pretty skeptical about these plans due to the lack of things to do in this part of the Loop after 5pm as well as the lack of financing going towards new projects…let alone large projects. Again, I could go on and on but I figure the actual article is a better read.