Trump Tower update
The silver coloured 92-storey Trump Tower
continues to climb high into the Chicago sky. The final but tallest 'set-back' which starts opposite the top of the old IBM building office (now to be part hotel
) is currently under construction. The glass monster can now be seen from many vantage points downtown with it's unique asymmetrical shape giving the building a different appearance from each angle.
As you get closer to the building, opposite to where I used to live on the 46th floor, it still very much looks like a building site, however peer through the protective scaffolding and plastic screens on Wabash Avenue into the huge high-ceilinged foyer and you will see white-gloved, grey-suited men greeting guests.
This is because some of the hotel is open, including a restaurant on the 16th floor, called er, 16. We plan to go with some friends soon and I look forward to giving you my thoughts particularly as I have watched what will be tallest ever residential building in the world grow from nothing 3 years ago.
Whilst the top part will be for residents the lower portion will be a hotel
and rooms are already available for $445 a night. A bottle of water from the mini-bar encrusted in Swarovski crystal is $25 apparently!