Gallery: Sears Tower Going Green With $350 Million Renovation

 

Just like the Empire State Building, the famed Sears Tower in Chicago will be soon receiving some major eco upgrades to become more energy efficient. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is responsible for the upgrade plans as well as a brand new 50-story luxury hotel to be built right next to the tower. The eco upgrade will reduce energy consuption by 68,000,000 kWh per year or the equivalent of 50,000 barrels of crude oil. Costs for the renovation are estimated at $350 million dollars for tower, which will soon be renamed Willis Tower.

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  1. davidwayneosedach July 2, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    It is amazing that the new owners are making these tremendous upgrades! Changing all the windows to energy efficient ones must cost a fortune. I can’t wait to see the end result.

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