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.
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.
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: