Thursday, June 25, 2009

US > Spain

I worked yesterday and that sucks. Not because of the beautiful summer (finally, enjoy the three weeks we'll get!) weather that we have at the moment, but because I didn't get to watch the US Men's National Team beat Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup out in South Africa. Work also put the cabash on attending the US MNT's win over Honduras a few weekends ago at Soldier Field. Paying rent is good though. Alas, today I am watching Brazil play South Africa to determine who will play the US for the cup. I for one hope it will be a rematch against Brazil (who beat us 3-0 in this same tournament). Go US! *Scratch that, South Africa has been playing beautifully (currently in the 26th minute) and another David over Goliath seems to be in order*

In more local news, the Sears Tower is getting a $350 million dollar greening. Wind turbines and solar panels and such. This comes just a month or so after they announced the glass walkways that are being installed on the Skydeck. Those will be available for use early July. Click on that link to see all of the pictures of the Sears and the 50 story zero energy hotel that will be built next door.

BTW, this is all being headed by architect Adrian Smith, a graduate of UIC who also has built the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.


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