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Sears Tower Says "Business as Usual"

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Sears Tower officials say the alleged plot to attack the nation’s tallest building doesn’t appear to be affecting business.

Seven young men are accused of plotting to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago and a federal building in Miami. They were arrested yesterday.

Sears Tower vice president John Huston touted the level of security at the building.

“It is business as usual,” he says. “Our tenants are in their offices performing as they usually do. Our Skydeck is open for business, and attendance is good.”

Meantime, police Superintendent Phil Cline says the alleged plot never got beyond the talking stage.

“The Chicago Police Department wants to assure the public there was never any imminent danger to Sears Tower or the city of Chicago,” Cline says.

Officials did not raise the city’s threat level.

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