Trump Tower update
The Trump Tower in Chicago continues apace. The Wabash Avenue bridge which they had to knock down to insert 200-feet caissons, which will prevent the new structure sinking into the ground, is being rebuilt and along with two levels of parking
garage will be ready by December.
However, the Donald and his sky-high building could be trumped by a proposed hotel and condo
skyscraper to be built on the Chicago lakeshore.
Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava's
twisting 2,000-foot, 115 story building would be the tallest building in the nation, surpassing the current one Sears Tower and the future one, New York's Freedom Tower.
The $500m price-tagged tapering Chicago skyscraper, whose concave walls turn 270 degrees around its spine, has been compared to everything from a drill bit, a birthday candle, a blade of grass and even the wisp of smoke from an early-day American Indian campfire.
However a plan is one thing, real life is another and it is thought that this project, unlike Trump's will not get of the ground.