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Old May 12th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #761
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Yep. It was originally supposed to be the worlds tallest but due to 9-11 he scaled it back.

Then there was the time when he considered making it taller than the Sears tower by using a larger spire. He scrapped that idea because he asked some of the people who purchased condos in his tower how they felt about living in a building that tall. Trump said that only a small few didn't like it, but for Trump that was reason enough to cancel the larger spire idea.

Looking back now I don't mind that he cancelled the larger spire. Trump really doesn't deserve to be taller than Sears. Sears's roof height is about 300 feet taller.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #762
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Old May 12th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #763
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #764
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #765
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what are they doing the top has stopped and only on cladding they are working now..they should start building the tower
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Old May 12th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #766
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what are they doing the top has stopped and only on cladding they are working now..they should start building the tower
Trump decided he doesn't want to build it any longer, so they are just finishing what is already built and then they are done.






actually, the answer to your question has been posted about 10 times in the past 4 pages.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #767
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Trump decided he doesn't want to build it any longer, so they are just finishing what is already built and then they are done.


actually, the answer to your question has been posted about 10 times in the past 4 pages.
funny ..yes I've heard his gonna start building biciles from now on and he's gonna open a donnat shop he will sell them in person I know
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #768
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all nice pics in your post.....cant wait til he opens up that donut shoppe....lol id like a chocolate butter cream....uhmmmmmm butter
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #769
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I heard a story that Trump originally wanted to make this thing higher than Sears and due to 9/11 fears, he was talked out of it. Is that true? If so, he's really got to be pissed about the Spire now.

Trump can chill. This is still a huge building, and will dominate its part of the skyline.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #770
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what are they doing the top has stopped and only on cladding they are working now..they should start building the tower
take it easy, im sure they know what they are doing.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #771
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #772
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nice shot, thx
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #773
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spectacular shot! Cant get enough of that vista, and that glass rool:
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #774
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Why are they cladding it as they add the concrete? Don't they usually finish most of the structure first before cladding?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #775
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Love the building.
to bad it isn't the tallest, it would be nice to change the graduatory of the tallest buildings in chicago, but probably that will happen with the spire :-).

But it is taking them a lot of time...
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Old May 13th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #776
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Why are they cladding it as they add the concrete? Don't they usually finish most of the structure first before cladding?
Because the lower floors will be occupied before the building is completed. And no, almost every building under construction, in Chicago at least, gets cladding put up after 15 or so floors are built.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #777
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This has to be the uglyist tall building I've ever seen. A massive 21st century architectural mess!!! A monster of badly proportioned lumps wrapped in fashionable reflective blue glass. What a bloody joke!
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This has to be the uglyist tall building I've ever seen. A massive 21st century architectural mess!!! A monster of badly proportioned lumps wrapped in fashionable reflective blue glass. What a bloody joke!
Hahahahaha
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #779
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Hmm, seems like the super structure isnt that fast thus the curtainwall work is about surpassing it..
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #780
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This has to be the uglyist tall building I've ever seen. A massive 21st century architectural mess!!! A monster of badly proportioned lumps wrapped in fashionable reflective blue glass. What a bloody joke!
HAHAHAHA... wonder what they are building up in your city...
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