July 27, 2005

New Tallest Building In The World

As an architecture fan, this is really cool:

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A proposal to build a new 115-story building by 2009 could give Chicago claim to having the first and second tallest skyscrapers in the country. The 2,000-foot tower, proposed by Chicago developer Christopher Carley and designed by noted architect Santiago Calatrava, would go up along the city's lakefront near Navy Pier, northeast of the Loop. The 110-floor Sears Tower is currently the nation's tallest building. Carley's building, minus its spire, would be 1,458 feet high -- taller than the Sears Tower by eight feet. No financing for what would be a hotel and condo tower has yet been arranged and some rival developers say the proposal does not seem feasible.

Here is a concept drawing of what the new skyscraper would look like:

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