Trump Finally Tops Off The Trump Chicago Tower
Things looked bleak for the Donald back in mid-December when constant high winds forced him to postpone completion of the infamous Trump International Hotel and Tower. With only its 227-foot spire keeping the Trump from its designation as the nation's second-tallest building after the Sears Tower (also pictured), it seemed so silly to have to wait weeks for an antenna.
After the initial failed attempt on December 14, the Coast Guard and FAA waited for calm weather to return, and return it did with 2009. On January 2, streets surrounding the Tower were closed off and all of downtown gazed upward as the eight massive pieces of the spire came together with the help of a specialty helicopter. The entire ordeal lasted for four hours and fifteen minutes, during which time we're sure the construction workers and bystanders sweated bullets.
Thanks to some sweet connections of ours in the John Hancock Tower, we managed to snap this awesome view from the 81st floor of the Hancock; eat your heart out, Chicago Tribune. On the left, you can see the 1,361-foot Trump and the new feather in his cap, while on the right we have the good old Sears Tower at just 90 feet taller. The new spire makes for an impressive sight, but frankly we're more astonished that they got it up and secure while working in the freezing Chicago temperatures.