WBEZ Listeners Talk Supertall Skyscraper Slated For Chicago

In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline.
In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. M. Spencer Green, File / AP Photo
In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline.
In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. M. Spencer Green, File / AP Photo

WBEZ Listeners Talk Supertall Skyscraper Slated For Chicago

One of the many tidbits that puffs up Chicago’s architectural pride: we’re the birthplace of the skyscraper. And from the massive stones of the Rookery Building-built in 1886-to the stainless steel of the Trump tower, the city’s skyscraper fraternity is about to get a new member. We discuss plans for a building that would soar so high above the Mag Mile, it only comes in 29 feet shorter than the Willis Tower.

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Danny Ecker from Crain’s Chicago Business