TRIBUNE: John Hancock Center skyscraper losing its iconic name

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “The John Hancock Center is getting a name change, nearly a decade after another of Chicago’s most beloved skyscrapers — the Sears Tower — switched identities and caused a civic uproar.

Owners of the 100-story John Hancock Center said the building’s namesake, the insurance company that built the tower almost five decades ago, asked that its name and logos throughout the building’s interior be removed immediately.

The Hancock is the city’s fourth-tallest building, at 1,128 feet…”

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