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Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) – Tallest Trump Skyscraper

Posted by Jae on January 13, 2009

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

The Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago), also known as Trump Tower Chicago and locally as the Trump Tower, is a 2008 completed, 92 floor, 415 m skyscraper in downtown Chicago, USA.   Trump announced in 2001 that the skyscraper would become the tallest building in the world, but after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the building plans were scaled back, and its design has undergone several revisions. Currently, it is the second-tallest building in the United States after Chicago’s Sears Tower. The design of the building includes, in order from the ground up: retail space, a parking garage, a hotel, and condominiums. The 339-room hotel opened for business with limited accommodations and services on January 30, 2008. April 28, 2008 marked the grand opening with full accommodations and services. The building breaks the record for the world’s highest residence, which has been held since 1969 by the nearby John Hancock Center. (Because the Trump Tower has both hotel condominiums and residential condominiums, it will not contest the record held by the 80-story Q1 Tower in Gold Coast, Australia as the tallest all-residential building.)

The building contains 486 luxury residential condominiums. These include studios, one- to four-bedroom units, and five-bedroom penthouse “ballerific” units. The tower also features a luxury hotel condominium with 339 guest rooms. The 3rd through 12th floors houses lobbies, retail space, and the parking garage; the 14th floor and its mezzanine host a health club and spa; the 17th floor through the 27th floor mezzanine contain hotel condominiums and executive lounges; the 29th through 85th floors  has residential condominiums; and the 86th through 89th floors has penthouses. Plans call for a 4,900 m2 riverfront park and river walk along a 150 m space in the area surrounded by the hotel to the west, the Chicago River to the south, Rush Street and the Wrigley Building to the east, and River Plaza to the north.

The building is across the Chicago River from the Chicago Loop, the city’s business district. It is a block away from the southern end of the Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue. The restaurant on the 16th floor has a clear view of the Chicago River’s entrance to Lake Michigan and of the four buildings completed in the 1920s that flank the Michigan Avenue Bridge (Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, 333 North Michigan, and 360 North Michigan). The building’s location in the River North Gallery District places it in the neighborhood with the most art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan.

This is my favorite skyscraper in Chicago!


One Response to “Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) – Tallest Trump Skyscraper”

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