How Renaming Iconic Places
Is Much Harder Than It Looks
Did you know that Chicago's Sears Tower has just been renamed, to the Willis Tower? Sorry, but I won't be calling it that, nor will many others, apparently. The same goes for Cleveland's Terminal Tower (which has supposedly been part of Tower City for years) and Jacobs Field (officially renamed Progressive Field after the naming rights were sold). And quick, Clevelanders, what's the name of that shapely skyscraper at the east end of Public Square? It's officially known as 200 Public Square, a name which has barely pierced the public's consciousness. To me and most others it will always be the BP Building. Okay, enough about my stubborn refusal to update with the times. We'd love to hear about your favorite places with new names you refuse to recognize. Double credit for stories from those who live outside the region.