The new hotel and update of the Sears Tower will have green focus.
The REIT that owns the Sears Tower is planning a luxury hotel adjacent to the landmark structure, as well as a $350 million environmental overhaul of the building. The green update project—aimed to reduce the building’s electricity use by up to 80 percent—will potentially include solar panels and wind turbines. Jon Huston, one of the property’s owners, indicated that these alternative power generators will supply electricity to the 500-room hotel. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have been commissioned to design the hotel. – From Hospitality Design