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Five Willis Towers worth of office space is empty in downtown Chicago
"Chicago as a record amount of unused office space 21.4 million square feet. That's enough empty office space to fill about five Willis Towers and the Tribune reports. It could be even more in the coming years. Last year ended with 15.5% of downtown office space unleased, according to the commercial real estate firm CVR E that is up from close to 13% a year earlier, and the vacancy rate could climb to 18% by the end of next year. They've been slumps like that in the past, but no modern day precedent for what happens after a pandemic. Large sections of unwanted office space could drag down businesses like restaurants, bars and shops. Bob Kessler,
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Had 11 31. Good morning. I'm Steve Ruxton after I have century in office. I go mad again. His resigned from the Illinois house, WGN traffic and bag entities stop and go Traffic between Chicago Avenue in the burned interchange over here to downtown will take about 30 minutes from Montrose up to 20 minutes. After 50 years in the Illinois House 36 of those as House Speaker Michael Madigan announcing his resignation today, effective at the end of the month. The move coming in the wake of man again being implicated in the comet bribery scandal, and Democrats, including Governor Pritzker, calling for his resignation. Madigan has maintained his innocence What our main ruptured near Willers tower last night, flooding streets and causing quite a bit of damage in the loop. City crews and frigid conditions converged on Willis Tower as water poured into the street and the tower's basement, causing a building power outage for a time. Floodwaters also reportedly found down on the lower Wacker Drive, stranding several people underground. Chicago's Department of Water Management says the problem appears to be with a 12 inch water main on Adams. Between Franklin and Wells Install back at 1932 crews shut down the main an investigation is underway. No reports of injuries. WGN SPORTS Black OX Visit Carolina tomorrow, a pregame a Chris Boden at 5 30. I saw that six o'clock with John and Troy on 7 20, WGN and WGN radio dot com. Here's your forecast from the Perma Seal Weather Center. Mostly cloudy. Today's could still see a little bit of Lake effect. Snow later this afternoon. I have 25 cloudy tonight. And low down to 10..
Crews Work To Repair Water Main Break Near Willis Tower In Chicago
"Last night, flooding streets and causing quite a bit of damage in the loop. City crews and frigid conditions converged on Willis Tower as water poured into the street and the tower's basement, causing a building power outage for a time. Floodwaters also reportedly found down on the lower Wacker Drive, stranding several people underground. Chicago's Department of Water Management says the problem appears to be with a 12 inch water main on Adams. Between Franklin and Wells Install back at 1932 crews shut down the main an investigation is underway. No reports of injuries. WGN SPORTS Black
11 Trivia Questions on Chicago
"All right. Everybody here we go with some chicago trivia. Question number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one question number two. The name chicago is loosely derived from native american word meaning wild. What number to the name chicago is loosely derived from a native american word meaning wild. What number three. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank. Fill in the blank. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank and question number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color question number five. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park number. Five g. buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine what chicago-based improv. Comedy company was a starting point four famous comedians. Such steve carell and tina fey. Where was that number six number seven. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water and is home to around thirty two thousand animals. What is the name of that aquarium. And your next question. Which of these private colleges is not based in. Chicago is at saint paul college kendall college depaul university or north park university which one of those is not based in chicago and number shock style. Hot dog does not include which famous topping number nine chicago style. Hot dog does not include. What famous topping number ten the chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the nineties. Chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the ninety s. And the bonus for two points also known as the the famous chicago. Landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what that would be your two point bonus question tough on at the end also known as the being the famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what those are all your questions on sweet home chicago. Go watch the blues brothers and come back and check your answers in just a sound effect. We are back with the answers to chicago trivia. Thanks for sticking around and playing on today's show. If you like it make sure you hit subscribe so you never miss new episodes as they pop up on the feed. Here's what movie would you find. Abe fromm in the sausage king of chicago that is fairest. Buehler's day off one of my favorite eighties comedies. And they go in the sears. Tower now willis tower in this movie and they put their foreheads against glass and look down and you can go to the very spot where they film that and do it yourself and i imagine maybe get a little rash from your forehead right. Everyone sticking their forehead in the same spot. It's pretty gross. I've done number to the name. Chicago is loosely derived from a native american word. Meaning wild what onion wild onion which is a great flavor of bubba burger. If you like bubba burgers wild onion number. Three chicago's largest shopping district is known as the magnificent mile magnificent mile number four. Each year the chicago river is seemingly died. What color that is green for saint patrick's day green for saint patrick's day. That is the same river that the matthews band tour bus emptied their waste into. If you remember that headline they got sued or find or something. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which park grant park. Grant park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine. What chicago-based improv comedy. Company was the starting point for famous comedians. Such as steve. Carell and tina fey. That would be the second city second city. Then we had. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water. That's the shedd aquarium. The shed and which these private colleges is not based in chicago. The one was saint. Paul college that was not in chicago. Saint paul college chicago style. Hot dog does not include ketchup. No catch up on a chicago style. Hot dog said that in the show's intro. And you probably know that one right and number ten kabul's one how many championships in the nineties. That was six to three peat when they won the first three and then they had the three peat repeat oded that sell some shirts six championships with the bulls in the ninety s and number eleven also known as the bean. The famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist Kapoor is actually titled cloud gate cloud gate three heaven
Chicago - Drying Out After Rain Floods Out Lower Wacker
"Well if the fog is still out there this morning and we seen visibility actually dropping in some places this morning at midway airport down to a quarter of a mile and some light rain out there being reported in places as well that's gonna continue for much of the day today with a high near sixty four a cooler at the lake front then mostly cloudy tonight low down to fifty three tomorrow partly sunny high near sixty five the extended forecast calls for some sunshine coming back tomorrow Thursday into Friday and Saturday and maybe eighties for the beginning of the end of the weekend at the beginning of next week right now in Chicago we have mostly cloudy skies fifty four degrees some light rain you know heron fog fifty four at midway in Aurora it's fifty five and out the lake front it's fifty one and that's too bad on the roadways this time despite the fog and the rain lower Wacker still closed between Harrison and rand off because of all the rain from the last couple days that flooding in the sub basement of the Willis tower it's going to take awhile to clean up may be closed until Saturday the interchange in eighteen ninety four the Indiana toll is still closed until tonight with that continuing roadwork and in Glen Ellyn route fifty three between Butterfield and park still flooded along with the east on I. eighty exit ramp to Chicago and Chicago street between Patterson and Doris that's in the jelly at
Chicago - Floodwaters continue to close roads in city, suburbs
"The Midwest is drying out after a deluge of rain caused major flooding A. B. C.'s Ryan burl is in Chicago which saw eight inches of rain in six days standing water is blocking roadways and damaging basements three floors of the famed Willis tower are said to be under water the rising Chicago River has flooded lower Wacker drive where I'm standing the Chicago fire department at route six homeless people overnight in fact the rivers gotten so high the metropolitan water reclamation district of greater Chicago has reversed the flow of the Chicago River normally the water flows away from Lake Michigan now it's flowing to the lake to prevent over banks flooding it's the third time they've had to do that over the last five years Ryan burl ABC news
Chicago's Lower Wacker Drive closed due to flooding
"Right now though here at sixty midway fifty nine fifty nine degrees at Chicago's lakefront heavy rains caused widespread flooding across the area including the basement of the Willis tower in lower Wacker drive in Lyon several feet of water covered the streets headed people some some up to their waists alliance fire department went door to door rescuing people resident
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Your forecast unfortunately though this does stay mainly light light scattered showers in the forecast today tonight and through the first half of Tuesday could see a few moderate pockets but no big heavy downpours coming at that said we are still dealing with flooding issues an areal flood warning in place until one o'clock for most of the area today plus high lake level and east winds create a lakeshore flood advisory until four o'clock on Tuesday temperature wise we make it to the mid and upper sixties today lakefront areas in the upper fifties tomorrow low sixties like front upper fifties and then Wednesday were dry with low sixties and like friend also in the upper fifties from the WGN weather center I'm working called Myers fifty eight right now it here fifty seven at midway fifty six along the lakefront pizza fifty five this morning in Morris flooding across the Chicago area this morning following a rainy weekend the National Weather Service says heavy rain since Saturday night led to numerous road closures in Chicago you've heard Mary talking about them flooding but has also impacted residential homes in Aurora Joliet Naperville Waukegan Arlington Heights Schaumburg Bolingbrook and others have we foreseen this flood warning in effect until this afternoon lakeshore flood advisory as well some of the rainfall totals over the last forty eight hours include four point five nine inches it payloads heights four point five inches in Chicago four point one in Burr ridge three point nine in Joliet three point nine at midway three point seven at Plainfield three point five at Wheaton flooding is also impacted the comet substation at Willis tower com is working with the city and Willis tower to assess the situation but it's the only building Willis tower is that is impacted by this outage heavy rains over the weekend and last night made things harder for business owners who now have to deal with flooding along with the covert nineteen shut down well Alicia Johnson owns leashes photography in Naperville she says half of her studio has water in it just like one thing after another this is definitely salt in the wound and this is very close for eight weeks in an aerial flood warning in effect until one o'clock today a lakeshore flood advisories in place until four PM tomorrow charges are pending against a GrubHub delivery driver accused of hitting a worker with his car last week outside of a restaurant on the north side against it happened Friday night at ms T. southern fried chicken at Broadway.
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Working there Willis tower to try to restore power even that intersection there at Jackson and Wacker drive totally dark right now overnight on lower Wacker flooded Chicago police blocking the entrances to the underground roadway you can see this underpass on lower Wacker near lasalle filled up with water making it no longer fit to drive under even this area near river city flooded leaving park cars sitting in feet of water yes you heard from merry there other roads and expressways that have been flooded and there are problems in the suburbs with people have been flooded basements as well will it continue to follow the weather story throughout the morning right here in seven twenty WGN search turns to recovery for a woman swept away in the page river high water is suspended recovery efforts for a woman who was swept away by the high water the woman who was eighteen was walking two dogs on a flooded bridge in the Winfield mount forest preserve on Friday more than a hundred people have been searching for her since one of the dogs was found alive but crews had to call off their search Saturday night recovery efforts will continue once the water levels go down there more than ninety four thousand cases of covert nineteen now in Illinois yesterday health officials announced seventeen hundred new cases the state also reported fifty one deaths bringing the death toll to forty one hundred among those who died from the virus nearly a quarter of the residents at a nursing home in Geneva now family and friends are pushing for answers Brea of Geneva has seen one hundred thirteen cases more than any facility in king county that includes both residents and staff of the US spokesperson there for the center tells the Tribune that most of those who got the virus have since recovered special session of the General Assembly will open Wednesday to deal with the state budget revenue and finance committee chairman representative Mike selasky says the key to financial health in the wake of the corona virus pandemic will be increased aid from the federal government he says every state has seen the revenue severely impacted or going to rightfully ask the congressmen and their senators to go to DC in may there anything you can do to mitigate the pain of now five months which I think is gonna end up being for five months out of a lack of economic activities in last year's Chicago Democrat was a guest on WGN said the Sunday spin with Rick Pearson several churches in the area held in person service yesterday despite the state's state home order in Chicago they were met with pushback from city residents in some neighbors who support the public health restrictions protesters gathered outside of Metro praise international church a diversity of long and the city put up no parking signs outside of Philadelphia Romanian church in ravens would protesters say they weren't trying to harass church members now let's get an update on WGN sports and with that here's Dave Bennett thank you Steve good morning for the fifth and final Sunday bulls fans had a chance to relive the nineteen ninety seven ninety eight championship season and and the conclusion well you knew the ending the bulls beat the Utah Jazz and the team that won six championships in eight years was effectively disbanded on the final episode Michael Jordan said he would have come back to try for seven and that the team would have come back for one year while chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he offered coach Phil Jackson the chance to come back in Jackson declined while reliving old events for the past two months there was actually some live sports on Sunday NASCAR resumed its schedule at Darlington without spectators and Kevin Harvick get posted his fifth top ten finish this year winning the real heroes four hundred nineteen more races scheduled over the next month and golf Rory McElroy Dustin Johnson teamed up to win the seminal skins in Florida over Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler the event raised over five million dollars for covert nineteen relief efforts on the home of the Blackhawks the northwestern Wildcats and white Sox baseball data WGN sports your money on WGN Wall Street welcomes a frustrating week after stocks ended the week slightly higher on Friday the major indices recovered from earlier losses after a turn around in retail stocks Walmart home depot and Best Buy all advanced a better than expected consumer sentiment reading for early may also help boost the markets at the closing bell on Friday the Dow Jones gained sixty points the S. and P. added eleven the nasdaq was up seventy we're seeing some good games this morning heading to the opening bell later that the Dow futures up three hundred fifty seven points nearly a percent and a half S. and P. and nasdaq futures are up about a percent and a half as well in Europe markets are generally in the green we see gains in London Frankfurt and Paris and in Asia the trading day is ending with the gains as well in Tokyo Hong Kong and China markets of anywhere from a quarter to a half percent we may see some changes in the government aid broke program to help small businesses whether the pandemic Wall Street journal reports the paycheck protection program is likely to give businesses more flexibility to spend their money currently seventy five percent of the aid must be spent on employee salaries for government backed loans to be converted to grants government may also extend the time to spend the loan money beyond the original two months the nation's largest supermarket chain is thanking its essential workers with of bonus Kroger will give four hundred dollars to those who are full time and half of that to part timers this company no this comes rather as the company is ending its hero pay program gave employees an extra two dollars an hour and the company came under criticism for ending that hero pay before the pandemic is over and that's the news I'm Steve percentage on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN 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How the Covid-19 pandemic will leave its mark on US health care
"You know as we think about the healthcare aspects of this pandemic we've focused on you think about some of the images we've seen nightly Tom on the news about you know overflowing hospitals and you've got a first hand view of Mount Sinai there but a lot of folks might think about you know what does it mean for the health insurers what is this pandemic mean for their businesses to get a sense that we welcome Sir hand searches a Bloomberg law health care reporter so serious we think about the health care aspects of this pandemic actually caring for patients at the ground level what does it mean for the health insurers themselves well the health insurers have escaped losing a lot of money their first quarter earnings were were good but there is it's not clear how they'll come out of it in in the end and then there's disagreement among analysts who follow them Willis towers Watson in March they were predicting that employers who cover employees were gonna experience seven percent increase costed echo the nineteen but by may go ahead and change that prediction to say that the players would be fading four percent and then there's a different C. how much delayed care deferred care insurers and employers are experiencing so
Chicago-Based United Airlines to Cut More Than 3,400 Jobs
"Chicago based United Airlines will cut one third of its management and administrative jobs that's roughly thirty four hundred people those losing positions will be notified by July many of them are expected to be employees who work in the city's Willis tower the announcement comes after the airline posted a one point seven billion dollar loss in the first quarter W. chance Kelly Davis reports human resources sent a company memo on Monday saying quote we have to acknowledge that there will be serious consequences to our company if we don't continue to take strong and decisive action which includes making decisions that none of us ever wanted or expected to make United Airlines entered a five billion dollar agreement with the federal government to keep workers on the payroll through September thirtieth the job cuts begin October first
Aon plans takeover of Willis Towers in $30B all-stock deal
"AM EST on agreed to by Willis towers Watson and almost thirty billion dollar deal all cash transaction it was announced a year after the previous takeover talks fell
Food Waste + Poop = Electricity
"Everybody Emily Kwong here. Filling in for Mattie WHO's out training for thumb were competition today our story comes from NPR correspondent. Alison opry the. Hey there emily. Hey Alison so what you got for us. Well why don't we start with a pop quiz. What do you say? I thrive in. Quick pressure. Go on do you know how much of the food supply in the. US never makes it to our mouths. Ten percent thirty two Orley percents. Thirty to forty percents is the estimate in fact folks at the. USDA the US Department of Agriculture estimate that you could fill the Willis Tower in Chicago goes big skyscraper every year forty four times the amount of food that goes to waste that is staggering. Food waste is this huge problem and on top hopping being a massive waste when food ends up in a landfill. It rots and a lot of methane is released and methane is a greenhouse gas which is a huge contributor attributed. Climate jets right. It traps heat in the atmosphere and methane is over twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of its warming the impact in fact a recent report from the United Nations found that up to ten percent of all human made greenhouse gas emissions are actually linked to food waste. I humans we're just we're just the worst you know but we're also kind of good at coming up with solutions for Demar species. Okay sure well to solve this problem. Some farmers farmers and Massachusetts are taking all of that methane making food waste and turning it into energy actually making electricity to power nearly fifteen hundred here at homes. Wow that's pretty amazing. And to make that energy these farmers or combining that food waste with something else that can be a big source of methane especially on big big farms. I'll give you a hint. It stinks Oh cow poop. That's right and it's stored in these big pits and cow. POOP can release a a lot of methane as well. So you're saying that farmers have found a way to take to methane sources food waste and manure and turn it into energy. That's right to methane source is is one stone so today on the show we had to Massachusetts to get a closer look at how some dairy farmers are turning tons of cow. POOP and truckloads food waste into Green Energy Alison. I suspect this is going to get messy but I was thinking more like two parallel line from our colleague. Dan Charles. We're GONNA get a whiff of the future. Okay Allison before we get into how these farmers are doing this a host talk about. Why is it just about methane and the environment? Well I mean. I'm sure a lot of farmers do care about the environment but really times are tough for dairy farmers is out there. I mean many farmers are looking for ways to diversify their incomes. They've gotten very efficient at doing what they do. Producing milk perhaps to efficient. And that makes it tough have to be in business so my name is Peter Melnick and I'm a fourth generation dairy farmer in Deerfield Massachusetts. I visited Peter's farm late last year. He's one of a handful of farmers in Massachusetts converting wasted food and manure into electricity. He has essentially turned part of his family farm. Fire into this mini power plant. Well and he says they're saving about one hundred thousand dollars a year by producing energy a hundred thousand dollars a year. That's huge savings. Yeah Okay so how. How does this waste to energy process actually work so a key piece of equipment on the MELNYK farm? Is this ANAEROBIC digesters. adjuster fun name. What is an ANAEROBIC digesters? So it was basically a big sealed tank and when the food waste in the manure are put into the tank and heated. All all of this biomass is broken down. By the little organisms the bacteria and a methane bio gas is produced from this big mixture. That's right and and the digest that he has on his arm has a tank that can hold about a million gallon of what is basically a big organic waste Brownie. Yes and then as methane is released it rises to the top of a bubble shaped dome recapture the gas in that bubble and then we suck it into a generator. It's about the size of your car. And that engine run on methane instead of diesel or gasoline and that in turn is turning big generator which is then creating one megawatt. The water is one mega law a lot of electricity. Well to put this in context. This operation power is not only his farm in his home but a lot more. We only use about ten percent of what we make in the rescue. It's fed onto the grid and it's almost enough to do fifteen hundred homes. That is a huge output. Oh put energy fifteen hundred homes and you mentioned that Peter is mixing food waste in with the manure. Why is he adding food? Waste too well the more you add to the digested the more volume you have. The more electricity can make so that manure may not produce enough to make the economics of the digestive system work out you need scale right. So Peters not not only using this manure he's also processing millions of pounds of food waste from across the Boston area food that is spoiled or surplus also a lot of waste products from food production facilities around the state traditionally all this would end up in a landfill but instead it is to his farm we presently take in about a hundred hundred ton which is about three tractor trailer loads every day. WHOA that is a huge amount of food waste? I watched it. It's amazing I mean these trucks and and it's just piped in to this big hit where then ends up in the digest. Her gets waste from the local creamery. Waste from a local brewery rury local juice plant and then another big source for him is waste from whole foods. The grocery chain seventeen of their stores in Massachusetts participate dissipate There's a woman at whole foods Karen Franchet. She showed us how it all works. We do have items that we can't sal either because they're spoiled vitamins. That are bruised that we might not be able to sell so what she showed us when we visited. Is this big industrial Masher. This was at the whole foods roots in Shrewsbury Massachusetts. It basically gobbles up everything that would be wasted and you can imagine. There's everything from bones. We put fish in there. Um Vegetables You can have dry items like rice or grains so it really becomes kind of a liquefied food ways liquefied show. Yeah Okay and what happens next. Wow so the slurry is loaded into the tank of a truck. It heads to Peter's farm and then it goes right into the digest or anything anything that ends up going to landfill or incineration costs us more money. That is the most expensive way to get rid of waste on our source so this is cheaper for whole foods. That's right it is and also I should point out in Massachusetts. Grocery stores and food producers aren't allowed to send this organic waste to landfills anymore. The estate passed a law back in two thousand fourteen that restricts this it applies to all businesses the generate over a ton of organic. Waste a week. Wow so there's incentive for supermarkets like foods to participate in something like that exactly. Okay let's go back to our farm for a minute. Can any farmer get in on this. Like how did Peter get his digest her. Well here's how it works. The digesters are built and run by a company called Vanguard Renewables Vanguard pays farmers a fee for the use of their land and and also gives them free electricity to power their farms and houses. Right now there are five digesters spread out across the state the CEO. Oh of Vanguard Renewables Jon Hansen says he hopes that this whole operation expands. There's more than enough food waste in Massachusetts to feed all of our I five digesters plus many more allison. Do you get the sense that this is something that can be realistically expanded. You know I think it really depends on the right mix of policies as an incentives. That's what Massachusetts put in place. They passed the commercial food material disposal band. They had a series of grants. I mean this is a new approach so I think we'd have have to look to see. Would we have some kind of federal policy or other state policies to promote this handsome and told me he's really inspired by what's happened in Europe where he says there's more than seventeen eight thousand digesters so we saw what was happening in Europe where anaerobic digestion is extremely widespread across the United States. We don't have that incentive incentive program. We don't have the federal energy policy or any federal benefits. Fran rubel digestion. We are at the cusp. We're at the early days. We've finally got the economics onyx to work. And when I spoke to Peter Melnick about this the farmer he says he really agrees as the price of milk has really been flat. The digesters for is just been A home run for us in that sense. It's made us more sustainable environmentally but also economically as well Alison thank you so much for taking us to Massachusetts where this kind of amazing chain of suppliers and energy makers exists now. I know where to send all my extra cow manure and food waste. Oh my pleasure. It was really a great story to report.
"willis tower" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The sky Dag ledge towards attraction at Willis tower. Chicago is back open after the glass floor. Cracked earlier this week. It's his one hundred three floors up and extend a little more than four feet out from the Chicago. Skyscraper. Hayes Pinto was right there. When the crack happened from the ceiling because I said, I square wasn't meet the crack of the glass, the protective coating on a ledge experience minor cracking this week, prime prompting its immediate closure and video showing the cracks has since gone viral, a man, travelling to Hawaii, find an unexpected stowaway in his luggage. As VS news. Correspondent Peter King reports it doesn't just happen in the movies. The hitchhiker was discovered after a human traveler, check into a rental property in Buca Lonnie, Hawaii foot long black racer snake slithered out of his backpack. Hawaii news now reports. The man had flown in from Florida where these snakes common, they're considered an invasive species for Hawaii, and are illegal. They're bizzare says he didn't invite him. Police captured the snake no word on what they're doing with it. Peter King CBS news. Nearly two hundred odds are rescued in New Jersey thirties, are calling it a massive hoarding situation inside an unnamed award-winning dog breeders home reporter, alley Bowman the property owner along time show dog breeder somebody that got in over their head. I mean you're talking about a woman who won breed at Westminster kennel club. That's not an easy feat to do James Wallis says he bought his parson Russell terrier from the same woman.
Protective layer of Willis Tower's SkyDeck cracks under visitors' feet
"Someone once asked me, if I would ever go into the, the sky death ledge in Chicago, and I said, no, I feel totally vindicated, but this is terrifying. And I hope I'm glad everybody's ok the protective layer of the Willis tower skydeck ledge cracked under visitors feet in Chicago. Yes. Yes, Willis tower, the sky deck. Legit crap vendor people's feet. A video was shot on one hundred hundred floor Monday night after the legis protective top layers splintered into hundreds of pieces. The protective layer that covered the glass bottom below they said, no one was in danger, the protective layer what we're supposed to. It was a woman with two kids, and they looked pale and terrified because they're the floor just cracked said one witness. Yeah. The same thing, by the way happened back in may twenty fourteen on the same ledge window. So now, they are the end of the buildings, engineers. They said, are handling it right. I'm telling you that's what in the world I go back
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"All right time to hear from Lindsay about what's new builder supply outlet. Thank you Lindsey. Our? We're gonna talk to innovation insiders, Steve, Greenberg and smart homes and talk about a lot of the products that are available out there. Plus your calls and text at three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred you're listening to housesmarts radio. It is eight thirty two time for the news. Sponsored by builders supply outlet. Here's Domani Bongo. Police have given a driver three citations after reports vehicle collided with a bus sending it crashing into the base of the Willis tower. The Tribune reports that crash Willis tower happened around one fifty five early this morning. In the police gave the driver three citations one for driving the wrong way on runway street failure producer, driver's license. And no insurance three adults and one juvenile were hospitalized. Their conditions are now stable hours after hours before an expected roll call vote that would elevate judge Brett cabin out to the supreme court. Democrats are voicing their opposition on the Senate floor this morning, Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed going back to Kavanagh's judiciary committee testimony saying that then in his anger. They saw the real judge Cavanaugh and a draft lottery. Ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a suburban. Chicago Bank court documents say an FBI agent found the scratch off ticket that fell from the man's pocket during the September twenty eight robbery of chase Bank branch in Palatine agents were able to track the ticket to where it was sold and eventually found the suspect sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. Flowers are beautiful, but.
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Developed. WGN radio's daily conversation about the life of business and the business of life. This is the opening bell with Steve advantage on seven twenty WGN. Good morning everyone. Welcome to the program today is Tuesday September the eighteenth five eleven in the morning. And here we are again. Another addition of the opening bell and another business day getting underway. Thank you for being with us this morning. Lots to cover this morning. You heard there in the opening montage space x selecting a passenger for its rocket to go to the moon last night. We found out the name of the new astronaut forty two year old billionaire from Jap Japan, you Sokha, Maza Maza wa he is an art collector and entrepreneur who's forty two years old signed up to go on that first ride on the B F are the big falcon rocket to the moon. Lots of hurdles to get through before a human. Let alone a civilian gets on a rocket and goes to the moon, but exciting nonetheless, we've got a great show for you this morning Willis tower has unveiled what's called catalog sort of neighborhood of its own with dining shopping, fitness entertainment, other stuff, we're going to be talking with someone about that this morning. The portfolio director at e q office overseeing the Willis tower project will be your David Moore. We'll bring him in just a moment. Charlie here this morning a little bit later in the program. Tim Roach will be here. He's the lender. Talk about small business lending trends that'll be at about five forty this morning. But first, let's hit the WGN associated big market desk to find some numbers. Dow futures look like they'll be positive as we head to the opening bell this morning. Dow futures up fifty seven points. Nasdaq futures are up about a third s and p futures are up about a quarter. Later this morning heading eight thirty Chicago time around the world a world in London markets are up by a fraction in Germany up by more than a quarter in France of by more than a third and in Asia this morning markets have generally in positive territory as well with the Nikkei in Japan more than a percent almost a percent half. And that's about three hundred twenty five points. The hang sang is up about a half a percent. The Shanghai is up almost two percent and oil is trading at about sixty nine eighty nine of barrel, which is up about ninety eight cents. So lots of numbers there from the early morning markets that will keep you posted on through the morning. A couple of stories before we get going here. This morning shine. China says it will take countermeasures to President Trump's decision to raise tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports. And an American business group is warning that downward spiral will happen. Now. If this trade battle moves forward. The commerce ministry has given. No details of what China's response will be to the US tariffs imposed yesterday by the president that take effect again on September twenty fourth the fight over Chinese technology is at the center of this Beijing previously released a sixty billion dollar list of goods for retaliation Trump administration announced the tariffs on some five thousand Chinese made goods that will start at ten percent beginning on Monday, the European Union's. Antitrust watchdog is investigating whether automakers BMW dime lawyer and Volkswagen colluded to limit delay development and roll out of car emission control systems. The EU commission says this morning that it's received information that BMW Volkswagen and VW units Audi and Porsche held meetings to discuss clean technologies aimed at limiting car. Emissions of front and center this morning. We begin with catalog, and you development, three hundred thousand square foot development at Willis. Tower that will house dining shopping entertainment. It's actually big enough to be considered its own neighborhood. We're happy to have with us. David more this morning. He's the s VP portfolio director e office and overseeing the so Willard Willis tower project. Good morning. Welcome to the opening bell. Good morning. Steve. Thanks for having me on. This is pretty cool. We're looking at some of the renderings of this and going through this this morning. Why this development why catalog is the name? Yeah. So the United start with the ladder. So the the name catalog is really a nod to Sears in the history of kind of mass mailing and the development of the catalog in Chicago in in kind of really a period of time. When Sears is really the leader an innovator set the nog to that history. And you know, what we're doing here. I think you hit it spot on when you introduced it. It's really creating neighborhood. So what we see right now. As an office owner, so each office buildings across the country. And and it's really it's all about town in in trying to help office, tenants, you find and retain and kind of inspired that talent creating a neighborhood, basically taking the scale of Willis tower, which is always been there, and and the bones which have been there since the early seventies and really trying to reinvigorate it and breathe some new life into it create this new urban destination that that the loop work really wants today, and that's part of the two it's not just for Willis tower. It's for the entire neighborhood this development, like something like this again, the size and scale of it is pretty substantial could really change the whole character of that area. Couldn't it could it couldn't. And I think we, you know, I think it will look at it today were already well under construction, and you can see the steel going up around there. And there's already a lot of buzz in a lot of a lot of interest is given just given what? You can see. But once you will be done here in the first phase in the middle of two thousand nineteen and you really will see this this compare this brand new destination now that people are gonna flock tune right now, it's you know, it's the south end of Wacker drive. Very prestigious location close to transit close to a lot of the best things of the loop. But if you think about where you go to get your lunch, or where you go for after work to get drinks or food or whatever services you might need. There's not a lot of options. So or worry we saw that at an opportunity we should. But how do we address those needs and really really helps serve our customer. That's that's what we're doing right now. When do you expect to see people in this using it on a daily basis when it's calm when it's complete one is the date for that. The final completion will be early twenty twenty. It's a face project. So it's it's a multi your face project. The in may of two thousand nine hundred we'll have the brand new entry on Wacker drive in all the new street. Frontage kind of along. Wacker drive will will start to deliver. Then the bulk of catalog it's gonna deliver later in two thousand eighteen so late third quarter early fourth quarter of two thousand eighteen is when you really start to see it opened in all the new retail destination available for for people to enjoy David hang on with us. We're gonna continue with David more this morning at eq- office. We're talking about the Willis tower catalog project. We'll get into some more of the details of what is planned there with David as our conversation continues. But first at five eighteen we need to take a quick break update. Traffic.
"willis tower" Discussed on Cleared Hot
"To jump off the Hancock building, which was the only one we got the night on they because I wanted to jump the handcock and land in a park, and the park was next to a building called water tower place and water tower place. I believe we're an adjacent building has a children's children's hospital there, and they wouldn't even let helicopters land for the children's hospital there. Just for some reason. Anti-noise Uber. Yeah. And I've had the Hancock building would have been cool because it's actually not sheer and that just, you know, it would have been, yeah, visual. Get a good start. Well, you you would you if you if a knucklehead jumped off there in his tennis shoes in his business suit, he's landed in the street. He's not hitting the Bill. Okay. But it still is sheer. Okay. Good new? Yes, so angle, but still not vertical. This is actually right. So there was that. And then and there was a fly by on handcock that got denied, but everything else went through and those were. Flying down Wacker drive with the Willis tower on your left. A sharp left around Trump Tower and down the river, and then another one passed Aon centre with the huge park. I can't think of it on our right and into we opened near a building called aqua and landed in a park of drought by condominium buildings, and then the culminating one was a line that it I didn't see it the first time I went on top of the Sears tower. But the second or third, I spotted it and it it not only matched the director's vision perfectly, but it. It was a bold line that would withstand the test for time of time in this board of wingstop jumping and auto. Nobody is ever been up there. Anybody even noticed it. But when I first showed Mike and John on Andy, Andy, Andy will do anything, but they said, well, why we haven't coming off here and this was a corner of the building where you're out on the Iraq, like ninety degree corner, protruding, ninety degree corner, and you have to step off and and you're going to enter ninety degree v of architecture geometric architecture. Oh, so if you look at this table and then imagine you know to to chairs like that. Yep, but they're down here. So you're jumping off into this awhile, ninety feet down your in a world of buildings. The windows are right there. Because you it's going out like that. So and you're, it's. Counterintuitive because you are heading straight towards where you cannot go a bunch of tall buildings and a bunch of dense streets and nowhere to land and nowhere to fly. So you have to go off that way and turn around and come then around another building, call three, eleven Wacker drive, essentially an estrin estern, but a proper rest or not like a little weaving. Turn to ninety degree turns which is a lot to manage in a wings. I mean, that's gonna be tough for people to. I get you to major energy in your speed, low velocity on your first turn again with, and yeah, and below the ninety degree below the v. is allege. There's more architecture down there. So you know it was it was it was down there. It was seven hundred feet down. Yeah, but in an SA expert, it's at least visual. Yeah, your diving towards it a seven hundred foot ledge you know it and. The the guys gave it the moniker suicide corner. It was the one thing that made us all really Dervis. And so I picked a rehearsal which they. Obliged? Yeah, incentives to Switzerland on a paid rehearsal with the helicopter. And that was believe it or not. Fun and shocking? Yeah, we, we found a cliff that. Was thirteen hundred and seventy five feet yellow shin, which are familiar with my first wing SU base jump in the valley. Yep. So we trained yellow ocean and we because we figured all right, we need to take five ways off yellow ocean. Yeah, and the first time we did that was like, okay, this is this is scary as hell, and we're going to add a whole bunch of other components to this. Yeah, so we try and on this thirteen or seventy five foot cliff..
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Of times, it's just how is, that building standing up and Woody mentioned the latest building that's right. There at the river junk Shen it's one fifty north riverside and it's got this skinny little footprint the designers gets partners who were here. In Chicago they said in one of these programs a year, ago the site designed the building they had this little skinny place to have the footprint goes up four stories than it. Fans out. Two three times that with goes up. Fifty stories and it's just staggering. Looks like a tuning fork which it's called one fifty north riverside and it's right at the junction, of the river, at the south west. Part of it and when you what I take people out on my crews and we're going. Through the. Junction and they see the shape of, it and it's it's like. A ballerina standing on point and? Then it's going up fifty stories they're just stunned by how it stands. Up, and it does that with amazing structural engineering and a little secret that we. Share that. In, order to keep the building from, swaying too much when it's really windy they have there's a fancy name for it but they basically have. A big swimming pool filled with water Water on the top floor so there's the wind blows the building one way the water sloshes back the other way Homa, and it makes the building move less. Overall in the wind the you know the structure no this is absolutely true the structural engineers are the magicians who make possible the designs that the architects develop so along the river and when you go out, onto lake, what is the building that you've, talked about five thousand times and you're still most astonished by Well that is definitely one of them sure and you know I it's sort of a classic that the Willis tower. Excuse me originally the Sears tower there was just so much innovation in being able to build that tall that Bill that tall back in the mid. Seventies that nobody. Had, thought of. Doing before. So, we talk about how that was made possible and aqua is always a. Pleaser just because of its sinuous. Balconies and sort of the random shape of each of. Those balconies people just and it looks like a waterfall going down the side because the windows are sort of does and the coolest thing about aqua which we've, mentioned a, couple of, times, now is the architects. Name is genie gang and Jeannie gang is a woman she and yes well that's unusual I believe well, it definitely she is one of the, leading architects in the world today she happens? To be a woman she's practicing here in Chicago And she's just always has a unique inspiration for her different buildings aqua, she will tell you was inspired. By. Geologic formations on, the, upper Great Lakes that she remembered was sort of, horizontal rocks and, water cascading over them and each of her buildings is unique and just a delight to look at well I truly wish we had more time but we're out of it so..
"willis tower" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"I can change in an instant all of these things are happening very quickly you can read about it tomorrow we'll have to wait and see watch it tonight wait until five o'clock news here about it not looking to play games on wls am eight nine amazon's bringing steve doll show you're in you're in under the gun attention i'm interested what are you gonna amazon's bringing those cashier lewis stores to chicago in the willis tower and just walk out oh you have everything they've got all the latest stuff there but you have a ceiling that's falling on you no i don't know platforms talk covered in fancy murals of french countryside and things like that frescos michelangelo paintings and stuff for sure i know amazon goes go in chicago where two locations wording who wrote that adds that's ryan ori from the tribune that's very clever they've been chosen for the new cashier lewis store concept amazon acts like they're doing you a favor choosing you they they really do right went ahead and chose you guys to buy stuff from chicago i've got some very good news for.
"willis tower" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"To do it and you will get in trouble if you do it there's such fear right now you get a black suspect of any kind everybody's got the cameras going the phone cameras going and showing too much force rioting in the streets we have disarmed these police agencies not just in terms of their weapons but in terms of actually using police powers and the more and more we do that the bigger and bigger the problem is going to be this was just the first warm weekend in chicago and why are they targeting the magnificent mile why are the targeting river north where they targeting the really really hot areas where all the people go because that's where it's the most fun to cause trouble if the goal is to terrify affluent white people you go where affluent white people go if the goal is to terrify people you've got to go where the people is so they're going to go to these really really heavily populated areas which by the way are always crawling with cops the big shopping center there is called water tower place where they call it water tower place because it's not well no it's not was it's still there because it's next to a water tower water tower places right next to the hancock building do they call the hancock building the hancock building all those buildings in chicago changed their names like what's the sears sears tower is still the willis tower is interests at the i don't even know what any of their names are anywhere i think that buildings should not be allowed to have their names changed if they're allowed bark like if the empire state building was bought was bought by like amazon i don't want that called the amazon building it should still be the unpire statebuilding.
"willis tower" Discussed on 710 WOR
"To don't know the inner city guns are not being manufactured in the inner city drugs are not being grown and made in the inner city these are things that are brought in across the border and brought into very very poor parts of our country where people have no access to the outside world there are people who many i would say the majority of children in the inner city and chicago had never seen the lakefront they've never been to the top of the willis tower which is formerly the sears tower they don't have books these are issues that aren't just you know gone shootings every day where the guns coming from where the where the drugs coming from also what what else are you gonna do but sell drugs if you have no education you don't know how to read and you can't get you can't get a job you sell drugs i'm not saying it's right or wrong i'm saying that when you have no other way to put food on your plate but to sell something and not something is drugs that are coming that are coming in from other states and other countries you're going to sell it come out in support of the wall i think wall separate people but guns and drugs and very well aware of the border i spent i i basically grew up on the border find where you're from chicago i'm from south eastern colorado one hundred i went to school at the university of arizona and my aunt and uncle lived in nogales mexico a lot of time there at the border i'm very well aware order issued no no isn't that university like one hundred miles from the border like i said i spent a lot of time and nogales mexico oh what what were you what you went down to like pick up the drugs directly save save on the delivery charge i'm kidding it's a joke so are you listen i still eating those plants are you yeah what kind of restaurant was this twin peaks.
"willis tower" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Willis tower which is formerly the sears tower they don't have books these are issues that aren't just you know gone shootings every day where the guns coming from where where the drugs coming from also what what else are you gonna do but sell drugs if you have no education you don't know how to read and you can't get you can't get a job you sell drugs i'm not saying it's right or wrong i'm saying that when you have no other way to put food on late your played but to sell something and not something is drugs that it's coming that are coming in from other states and other countries you're going to sell it here you come out and support of the wall thank goodness i think wall separate people but out guns and drugs i'm very well aware of the border i spent i basically grew up on the border i tell you where you're from chicago i'm from south eastern colorado one hundred i went to school at the university of arizona and my aunt and uncle lived in nogales mexico a lot of time there at the border i'm very well aware order issued i don't know isn't that university like one hundred miles from the border like i said spend a lot of time and nogales mexico a what were you what went down to like pick up the drugs directly safes on save on the delivery charge i'm kidding it's a joke i wish so that's still eating those plants are you i am and i have a huge case don't know if you saw but yeah i what kind of restaurant was his twin peaks it's it's like it was founded by the hooters guy they made women they told women they were gonna address them up and short shorts and a shirt that covered their entire stomachs made them sign an agreement or they bone shirley finding agreement they were fighting for the girl next door and edge and then they switched it you months into the job and certain making them wear lingerie standing them up against the wall grading them calling them fat one of my clients was arrested for an eastern exposure because they made her wear lingerie to work in the police came in and raided the.
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I always carry a question when they found him in his found him in the home we were talking about it in our meeting we can fuse you were talking about was there wasn't any dave we were talking about a movie you guys are talking about shifted i thought we were talking about night court the tv show that could've killed him jon costas here didn't you just work with like six months ago so we were at zanies at eighty five but we'll see so i don't know how do people remember this used to be a regular not a cast member but a regular on saturday night live was on a ton and he was great on saturday night live am i think it was before he got night court and i think that led to night court kind of do remember that or something like that he came early eighties you know something like that let's see what else i have for you today how about this store chicago's second tallest skyscraper a tapering shaft of metal and glass that will soar above the historic tribune tower where we are now sitting the only twenty nine feet shorter the willis tower where our cars are parked i believe this is where this is going to be right behind us that's the plan what is now the parking lot for this place will be a brand new building i'm going to be parking in the lobby well there's seven hundred residences in two hundred hotel rooms that it's going to be so i'm sure they'll have parking somewhere are they going to park you're gonna have to build underground depart all these numbers sounded weird to me too because seven hundred residences in two hundred hotel rooms isn't it normally flipped it too i think so seven hundred hotel room i'm sure there'll be a garage yes got to be where are you gonna put the garage route of space part of this building he's going to be corrupt garage under the building it's gonna it's gonna have five hundred spot they're gonna dig down a giant hole no i think it's going to develop part of this back of this building for the tests with the skyscraper hotel part of it but they're going to build it looked the way i saw.
"willis tower" Discussed on WGN Radio
"But the but the what's worse is when you have writing like what we just heard right there where you have to like editing engineering i hate this movie already you should it's terrible i gave it one star so so the so the apis there's a giant ape because of you know the serra made by the evil corporation that of course is headquartered here in chicago then there's a giant crocodile and there's a giant wolf and all three of them here's the evil geniuses planned malin ackerman who's in billions who's terrific she plays the you know the head of the evil it's like an jain it always has weird name with wise and easing corporation jack and in the movie their headquarters are in the willis tower and she wants them on all the giant beasts to come to chicago because she figures the government will kill him and then she'll be able to get their dna to continue her evil experiments not the most well thought out plan of all time tower would like the tenant she has a crew install like this sonar that only the three giant creatures can here so that they will come to her and then i'm thinking well you just summoned three gigantic crazy beasts to your headquarters and she's telling her office so i i did like movie when it first came out there was called drastic park yeah they tear up chicago again was based on a video game right the random tribus went and interviewed the two guys in their from chicago one lives in home when they went to his basement ask him about the regional video game but i could see it as a video game because it's all about the crocodile can chew up things and you know the streets of chicago i i will say there's humming there was one moment at the screening at navy pier i'm that the chicago crowd a lot of people are just hey we're just going to see a dwayne the rock johnson movie fun but there's a moment where the willis tower they never call it that but clearly what it is and there's a moment where it's been hit by explosions of the monsters and stuff and it it it collapses exactly how the footage we remember seeing and of course some people you know saw riddick thing in person of the world trade center collapse just like.
"willis tower" Discussed on KFQD News Talk
"A crisis 'cause you're trying to get to the seventieth floor of the empire state building we know elevators and so that was the was a tipping point in persuading people that maybe they could push their own elevator batons reason one of the reasons i love the elevator is because it's one of these every day inventions and really the images the elevator break by the way of had elevators for centuries but no would get in them into you had a break invented that makes them safe so the reason they have got the elevator in there is is one of these inventions that we just take for granted nobody thinks about it apart from a few people like yourself who are a little nervous and you shouldn't be nervous because they incredibly safe but we take them for granted and we don't recognize what an amazing feat of engineering they are what are useful technology they are so the way to think about this if you take a big building take the take the empire state building or take the the sees tower in chicago now another willis tower you imagine slicing that building into single stories or doublestorey buildings and distributing those in parking lots all over new jersey and think about the amount of driving that you have to take to get between these different buildings and how much parking would be devoted to the automobiles in those parking lots at all of that is saved because you can stack them all up in this huge toll tower connect them by elevators which superefficient by the way because they work with a counterweight and then yukos you have the subway comey in underneath and emmys a tremendous the environmentally efficient way.
"willis tower" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"All right sky name ryan halten murphy he and his wife just got married on june seventeen they had a green bay themed wedding and he took her last name is that legal and he yeah why wouldn't it be legal nick i i didn't know i've never heard of that my why wouldn't it helped me neck but let me just tell you all the looking to lower from beneath her glasses yes form of in front of a class on the death like what is the matter with you yemen make right i'm sorry i've ever heard that my anyway the point is that the reason he took her last name is because her last name is packer uh and there such die hard packers fans that he decided he would take her last name so that he could be also with the last name packers to be said we're the packer family now he proudly told abc news oddly enough this is yet another story of packers fans who live in chicago just like the last guy he they they tied the knot at willis tower and had elaborate packers decorations everywhere and um you know packers mailbox and welcomed the lam bout lambeau south and it's just another proof that you know people in wisconsin rather live here will still roof further teams but they'll have to come to chicago worked their own of this guy happy if he was three mr packer great i think it's kinda cool actually i mean if if you're getting into pick your last name.
"willis tower" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
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