MY 8 YEAR OLD WROTE A REPORT ON THE SEARS TOWER AND IT'S HILARIOUS
This is My Report on the Willis Tower
by Max Goldberg
This report is about my Chicago Studies work. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in Chicago. Some Indians call Chicago “bad smell.” It’s an Indian word, look it up. At the top of the tower there is a glass box called “The Ledge.” You can see almost the whole Chicago from there. Many Chicago radio stations and television stations have antennas at the top of the building. Some of the antennas look like the Willis Tower. One of its antennas reaches 1,730 feet.
It’s about 1,451 feet tall. The elevators go really fast, about 1,600 feet per minute. It’s a very tall building. I have been in it. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the U.S.A. U.S.A. stands for the United States of America. It was built in 1973. That was a long time ago. You can do the math in your head. It has 198 floors and that’s a lot. It is in the Loop. The Loop is a neighborhood.
The Blackstone Group owns the Willis Tower. I bet they are very thankful to the 2,000 construction workers who built it. The materials that were used to build it were structural steel, black anodized aluminum, and bronze tinted glass. There is 25,000 miles of plumbing in the building. The Willis Group bought the naming rights in 2009. But Chicago still calls it the Sears Tower because no one gets to buy our rights! I’m calling you out Willis Group! Speaking of buying, the Willis Tower is worth 1.3 billion dollars.
The address to the Willis Tower is 233 S. Wacker, Chicago, IL, 60606. Prepare yourself for some complicated knowledge. The United Airlines is one of the largest tenants in the building. A tenant is a person who rents part of the building for their company. My aunt works there and she took me there and prepare for this mind-blowing knowledge: I met a security guard named Ron and guess how many people from different countries he meets every day? 25,000! And that’s a lot! So he has to greet everyone every day and take it from me he gets very exhausted by the end of the day. And half the time people forget what they need help with!
More than one billion people visit the building each year. In the movie The Dark Knight, Batman stands on the top of the building. On a clear day you can see four states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
And that’s my paper. I hope you liked it. And also, no one will every call it the Willis Tower!