This Tower “Trumps” Them All!!

Trump Tower

Continuing with our Chicago architectural series, the above photo is that of the, “Trump Tower”.  In case you were wondering, yes, it is Donald Trump’s ‘little’ edifice!  Also known as, “Trump International Hotel & Tower”, it reaches up into the sky at 98 stories, 1,389 feet (which includes its spire).  This building is the fourth tallest in the United States.  Mr. Trump had to, ‘pony up’, as the old saying goes, $847 million for this steel and glass formation.  Probably just, “Trump change” to him, no doubt! 🙂

Hosting a hotel, condos, and retail businesses, the Trump Tower is a gargantuan structure along the Chicago River.  Can you see the, “corncob” buildings down the street?  You might also recognize the, “Wrigley Building” in the photo?  By the way, the “corncob” buildings I am referring to are actually known as, “Marina City”; however, Chicagoans like to call it as they see it, ergo the ‘corncob’ handle.

I can’t say that I have ever been inside this behemoth building.  At a minimum of $625.00 US per night, I can only imagine what the hotel portion is like.  Ah, the condos! The most expensive condo in the building (and in the entire City of Chicago, for that matter) sold for a cool $17 million.  The owner doesn’t even live in it.  Apparently he provides its spacious quarters for, ‘out of town business guests’ (the owner is a CEO of a software company).

Moving right along…………………………….. 🙂

  30 comments for “This Tower “Trumps” Them All!!

  1. May 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It’s a great looking building, far more attractive and much larger than the Trump building here in Las Vegas.

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    • May 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Is it, John? Having never been to Vegas, I haven’t seen it! Cher xo

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

        Oh yes, it’s not nearly so pretty. It has a white-ish skin with yellow-ish reflective stuff on all the external glass, a great idea here in the desert but it’s not too pretty.

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

        I shall have to look it up, John, despite its, ‘unpretty’ exterior!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  2. May 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    He’s got a tower here in Vancouver too, Trump towers that twists up top, craziest looking building :O

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    • May 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Does he, Andy? I didn’t know that! Could use your large lamps there and here! 😉 *gigantic clink*!!!!!!! Cher xo

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

        LOL >IF< I were a multil billionare 😀

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        I hear ya! 😛 I walked in front of the tower and felt as if I couldn’t even afford that! *LOL* xo

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        Gotta own like how many hundreds of companies and warehouses full of people I’d say, evil to say but oof!

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      • May 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

        You are soooooooo right!! And nope, not evil; it’s the truth!!! 😛

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  3. May 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    A symbol to his utterly pathetic & overgrown ego!!

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    • May 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      I agree completely, dear Horty!!!! No access to excess for most of us, and that is okay by me! Cher xo

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      • May 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        Hugs!! Dear Cher …. happy mother’s day!!

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      • May 10, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        Hugs to you, too! Thank you!! Right back at you my dear!! Cher xo

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  4. May 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    The guy’s ubiquitous. He bought a chunk of Scotland and turned it into a golf course (against the local’s wishes).

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    • May 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Oh I didn’t know about the land in Scotland! How awful! He’s had some issues with the City of Chicago (so I hear) as well. Not surprising on any accounts, is it, Hilary? Cher xo

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  5. May 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hmm. He “trumped” it, didn’t he?

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    • May 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      He sure did, Carol!! *LOL* Cher xo

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  6. May 11, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I just got vértigo looking up!
    Beautiul, you surely don´t find that here in Spain, or in any other country probably

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    • May 11, 2015 at 7:53 am

      I know what you mean! *LOL* I think Donald Trump has buildings in the US and Canada; otherwise, I am not sure if he has them anywhere else! But it sure is a HUGE building!! Cher xo

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  7. May 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Nice article, Cher. Can’t they get rid of that giant “TRUMP” sign on the side of the building? That’s ugly and out of character for the city’s skyline. What an ego!

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  8. May 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Well, yeah, at least it is a good-looking building for being another glass tower.

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  9. May 25, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Seeing the “corncobs” makes me happy! I remember those things from many drives downtown. Honestly, I never knew what they were properly called. Corncobs worked fine!

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    • May 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      I did a post about them last year but I’ll do another one for you!! They are actually called, “Marina City”. The post will be out soon!! 🙂

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