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Will the John Hancock Center sell its naming rights by September 1, 2015?

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September 01, 2015 @ 08:18am PDT

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GeneH   •   Thu Jul 16 2015 at 05:40am PDT

There seems to be no formal request submitted to change the name as of yet from the current owners of the building. Before a potential buyer of the naming rights comes forward they would need to know that it would meet City of Chicago requirements.

From what I read, the Mayor and a powerful city councilman are dead set against it and have threatened to start “Landmark Designation” for the building.

Even if a proposal was submitted today, the process would drag on for a long time.

I would have to say this is down to a vitual zero chance by Sept 1st.

This is just my superficial analysis. I welcome other opinions. Thanks.

GeneH   •   Wed Jul 29 2015 at 01:00pm PDT

Here is an artice posted today in the Chicago Tribune. I think this further confirms that any action on any changes to the Hancock building are not forthcoming any time soon.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-landmarks-appointments-emanuel-met-0730-20150729-story.html

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