One of the city’s iconic buildings, Willis Tower, was completely black — darkened by a power outage caused by a flood in the tower’s basement following the record-breaking rain the city experienced Sunday and Monday.
It appears that major flooding last Sunday caused a building-wide power outage at Chicago's iconic 1,450 ft.-tall Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower), which has since loomed ominously over the city's nighttime skyline as a black-souled metaphor for the United States in the year 2020. pic.twitter.com/lKSh9mXe30— Donald Koelper (@Donald_from_HI) May 20, 2020
Have you seen the creepy pictures of Sears Tower sans lights? Flooding knocked out power to the building. Also, I like that people still call it the Sears Tower. Which reminds me, I need to stop at Hooks on the way home from work today. pic.twitter.com/phspRyfVGl— Sean Copeland (@TheSeanCopeland) May 20, 2020