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Coming soon: Tallest building in the U.S.

Posted by: Dean Foust on April 23, 2007

You probably saw the news last week that spire.jpgarchitect Santiago Calatrava unveiled plans for the Chicago Spire, which, if completed, would stand as the tallest building in the U.S., taller than the proposed Freedom Tower in New York. Granted, there are questions as to whether Calatrava can pull together the financing to pull off this ambitious project, which could easily top $2 billion in cost.

Set aside for the moment questions whether this project will fly and admit: It’s a pretty cool building. Chicago Tribune architectural critic Blair Kamin provides the voiceover to a neat slideshow at the Tribune web site on Calatrava and his unique design style.

Reader Comments


October 4, 2007 3:27 AM

its great......


October 28, 2007 7:59 PM

This is such a small building.

Tyler Benson

December 10, 2007 4:34 PM


Brandon W

December 12, 2007 3:02 PM

Weird. But at least it's not more Frank Gehry cr*p.


February 4, 2008 10:38 AM

which one will surpass the "Burj-Dubai"?


October 14, 2008 7:44 PM

I think its wonderfuil and i would like tgo bubngi jump of it, its so amazing and umm whts a building


October 14, 2008 7:44 PM

I think its wonderfuil and i would like tgo bubngi jump of it, its so amazing and umm whts a building


October 14, 2008 7:45 PM

You are so gay and


October 14, 2008 7:46 PM

Whatever jessica this is awesome, and i would be greatful to visit.


October 27, 2008 6:07 PM

that building is in chicago!!!!i live in chicago!!!


February 24, 2009 7:21 PM

where does it stop? its a vicicous circle


March 5, 2009 6:51 AM

we prefer tallest in Horizontly not Vertically so we should think this going forward.


March 6, 2009 5:03 AM

I live in that place and its going to be built in Saudi arabia which i am living now, Also im seeing it being constructed. want a real pic of it email me on

Moataz kotb

March 6, 2009 5:05 AM

I live in the tower place and i see it being planned


March 11, 2009 1:46 AM

I don't like the look of it, dosnt really match Chicago plus there really isnt enough room were they want to put it.


June 2, 2009 1:18 AM

The unated state of America deserves to have the tallest building in the world; no mattter the cost it should be built


December 19, 2009 7:19 AM

lol " the unated state" The United States FOOL... but true they deserved i mean we... we want everything... nothing is perfect!!!! sometimes..

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