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21000 Sears Tower (21000 Willis Tower in the UK) is an Architecture set released in 2008 (2011 in the UK) based on the former Sears Tower (now known as Willis Tower). The model was designed by Chicago architect, Adam Reed Tucker.
The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years; it remained the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere until the completion of a new building at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in 2014. The building is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. The Willis Tower is currently the second-tallest building in the United States and the Western hemisphere – and the 16th-tallest in the world. More than one million people visit its observation deck each year, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as a term of its lease.
As of April 2018, the building's largest tenant is United Airlines, which moved its corporate headquarters from the United Building at 77 West Wacker Drive in 2012, occupying around 20 floors. Other major tenants include the building's namesake Willis Group and law firms Schiff Hardin and Seyfarth Shaw. Morgan Stanley plans to move to the building in 2019 and become its fourth-largest tenant by 2020.
- This set is very similar to the 21001 John Hancock Center set.
- The set was originally released as 21000 Sears Tower, but was re-released in 2011 after the real tower was renamed to "Willis Tower." It was then released as 21000 Willis Tower, though it had never been released in the UK prior to that.