Power outage at Willis Tower leaves building looking ‘disappointed,’ just like everyone else in 2020

Chicagoans who noticed that their beloved “Sears Tower” had lost its twinkling lights were quick to comment that they found the whole thing “creepy.”

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Some said Chicago’s skyline looked “creepy,” while others commented that the Willis Tower looked like it had a “disappointed” face.

Left photo from @LWilz/Twitter, right photo from @DFabreezy/Twitter

Chicago’s skyline looked downright ominous Tuesday night.

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.

Chicagoans who noticed that their beloved “Sears Tower” had lost its twinkling lights were quick to comment on social media that they found the whole thing “creepy.”

Others noticed that the lightless tower looked like it had a face, and thought it gave the impression of a disappointed robot, who’s just as done with 2020 as the rest of us.

Some said the Willis Tower looked like something out of a video game.

But there was one take we can all agree with: The images provided some much-needed comedic relief amid the disastrous flooding Chicago saw early this week and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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