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Trump International Hotel and Tower

Photo credit: Alan Brunettin
A newly familiar presence in the Chicago skyline. Photo credit: Alan Brunettin
Photo credit: Alan Brunettin
With its spire, the Trump is second in height only to the Willis Tower. Photo credit: Alan Brunettin

The 92-story Trump International Hotel and Tower is Chicago’s second-tallest building, exceeded only by the Willis Tower.  It sits on the former site of the Chicago Sun-Times building on the Chicago River.

The building was originally planned to be even taller, but developer Donald Trump scaled back the design after the September 2001 World Trade Center attacks.  The tower houses 486 residential condominiums on the upper floors, and a hotel and conference center below.

Designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the same firm that brought Chicago the Inland Steel Building, the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center, this gleaming glass, steel, and concrete tower is now a prominent part of the Chicago skyline.