Eye Candy: New Renderings of the Willis Tower Renovation

EQ Office continues its half-billion dollar renovation of Chicago’s tallest building from a place exclusively for office workers and tourists into something more integrated with the evolving neighborhood.

Rendering of Catalog at the Willis Tower (© EQ Office/Blackstone. Courtesy of Gensler)

Rendering of Catalog at the Willis Tower (© EQ Office/Blackstone. Courtesy of Gensler)

To that end, it is including  a new food court in Willis Tower’s new retail space, expected to open in 2020.   That Gensler-designed retail space is now called “Catalog,” an acknowledgement of Sears, the former mail order giant, for whom the skyscraper was built.

Rendering of Catalog at the Willis Tower (© EQ Office/Blackstone. Courtesy of Gensler)

Rendering of Catalog at the Willis Tower (© EQ Office/Blackstone. Courtesy of Gensler)

The food court will take up about 13% of the mall’s 120,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.  In addition, there will be 150,000 square feet of new space for tenants, and a 30,000 square foot public garden.

But enough words.  Let’s get to the construction pictures:

 

 

Location: 233 South Wacker Drive, The Loop

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