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Chicago’s “Loop” skyline above 520″

Chicago’s skyline in the loop is dominated by two buildings, Trump Tower and Willis Tower (formerly the Sear’s Tower). The design of the Sear’s Tower remains relevant, strong and continues to serve as a benchmark for highrise construction. Keeping all politics aside (please) will the Trump Tower remain relevant 35 years from now? Certainly, glass and steel is a common design in large American cities, but is Trump distinctive enough to pass the test of time or will it seem dated in a few decades. From my eyes, it’s a stunning beauty right now and helps anchor the Chicago skyline.

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The Trump Tower – Chicago

The Trump Towers

Although not one of my favorite skyscrapers in the city, the glass structure provides drama 24 hours a day with light. Interesting shape captures light bouncing it twice and sometimes three times. Architect Adrian Smith of legacy agency Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designed the building which is the second tallest in the United States surpassed in height only by the Sears — now — Willis Tower. It was Trump’s intention to build the tallest building in the world at this site, but scaled back after 9/11.

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