Willis Tower to get $500 million renovation

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CHICAGO — A makeover is in the works for Willis Tower.

The $500 million upgrade will completely change the building from the street level.

A three-story structure will wrap around the base, offering retail, dining and entertainment, plus an outdoor deck and garden.

City officials say the project will create 2,500 jobs and breathe new life into the building.

It’s expected to be complete in 2019.

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