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Chicago Spire

2 Ratings: 2.0
A Chicago Skyscraper designed by Santiago Calatrava

The Chicago Spire is a skyscraper under construction in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois. Construction work began in 2007 but was put on hold in 2008 before any of the superstructure had been built. The building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago … see full wiki

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1 review about Chicago Spire

A Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3

  • Jan 3, 2012
I have to laugh. In concept, this sucker was pretty. REAL pretty. However, it went through at least four different design phases which were all greenlighted then inexplicably stopped. The head architect tried to gain favor for it by claiming it would just fade into the background of Chicago's other great architecture and never be noticed, which is just plain stupid for two reasons: One, it's about 500 feet taller than the Sears Tower. Two, its unique design has every floor rotating from the one below by some 25 degrees, which creates a spiral as it goes upward. Then after the economy crashed in 2008, construction completely ceased and now the city is left with literally nothing but a big-ass hole in the ground.
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