Trump Tower update
Almost 3 years ago
my view outside my old apartment downtown was pretty perfect. The Chicago river, Sears Tower, the Loop's skyline, just the rather shabby Chicago Sun Times
building being a bit of an eyesore. It was in need of a lick of paint, but when a certain Mr Donald Trump acquired the riverside location a touch of dulux was the last thing on the fringed-one's mind. What about a 92-story tower instead he chimed.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower
is still only half built. About 40-odd floors are finished with glass windows and the whole site is a hive of activity with workers, cranes and heavy machinery. However on December 3rd it will open subject to city permits as a working and fully operational hotel.
The 'soft' opening is planned for 3 of the eventual 13 hotel floors and allows for Trump to start generating revenue and for staff to polish it's performance before the much grander and uber-publicised launch due in early 2009.
It seems strange why people would want to stay in what is a buiding site, with internal decor work going on up to floor 27 and above that full-on deafening construction work with about 42 floors still to be added. I knew the need for hotel rooms was great in Chicago but that takes the biscuit.Trump Tower updates: August 2005
; November 2005
; July 2006
; December 2006
; May 2007