Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2022
Work to modernize the design and amenities at Willis Tower began well before the pandemic. A five-year, $500 million remodeling project now positions the iconic, 110-story building to attract the interest of visitors, neighbors and prospective tenants returning to downtown spaces. Energy and sustainability improvements also helped Willis Tower become the largest building in the U.S. to earn LEED Platinum certification. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the finale of the transformation, which created more welcoming entrances, updated building systems, refurbished common areas and added a five-level shopping, dining and gathering space called Catalog. Already 70 percent leased, Catalog features retail, restaurant and entertainment options as well as an event space and a rooftop terrace. DMA led retail tenant delivery efforts on behalf of building ownership throughout this significant project.