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Blackhawks And Willis Tower Team Up For 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Friday, 04.16.2010 / 10:06 AM / News
By Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that Willis Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the United States, will be illuminated with the color red the night of each of the team’s 2010 Stanley Cup Playoff Games.

“Willis Tower and our red antennae lights proudly support the Chicago Blackhawks during the Stanley Cup Playoffs,” said Gary Michon, General Manager, at US Equities Asset Management, LLC, Willis Tower’s managing and leasing agent.

Starting tonight (Friday), when the team launches its Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Nashville Predators, the two antennas on the roof of Willis Tower (233 S. Wacker Drive), which can be seen from up to four states, will be lit red in honor of the Blackhawks. The top of its highest antenna is 1,730 feet above street level, making it the highest point in Illinois. The fourth-tallest building in the world, the building was completed in 1973, 47 years after the inception of the Chicago Blackhawks (1926).

The Blackhawks are the second seed in the Western Conference, marking the first time in 13 years the club will make consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. The Blackhawks finished the regular-season first in the conference with a franchise-record 52 wins (52-22-8) and second with a franchise-record 112 points while capturing the Central Division title, its first division crown in 17 years. The Blackhawks also earned a club-record 23 road wins during the regular-season.