chi-WillisTower_WillisAtrium_Catalog Catalog, a five-story dining, retail and immersive-entertainment experience, will be located at the base of Willis Tower.

CHICAGO—EQ Office continues making progress on its remake of Willis Tower. The building has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold from the US Green Building Council.

The company, wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, has launched a more than half a billion dollar renovation, the biggest restorative transformation in the building’s 43-year history, adding 300,000 square feet of new retail, dining and entertainment space, including Catalog, a five-story dining, retail and entertainment complex, as well as 125,000 square feet of tenant exclusive amenities and a 30,000 square-foot outdoor deck and garden to the building.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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