150-Story Chicago Spire to Begin Construction

Calatrava designed building will be nation's tallest building
By News Dude,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2007 8:30 AM CDT
150-Story Chicago Spire to Begin Construction
Artists Rendition of Chicago Spire in Chicago   (Getty Images)

The Chicago Spire, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is finally under way. Following an ownership change, a design change and a name change, what will become the nation’s tallest building will be completed in 2010.

Located at a choice spot on Chicago’s lakefront, the building is expected to cost $1.5 billion. The City of Chicago approved the project in April. The building, which will include 1.200 condominiums, will now be owned and managed by Shelbourne Development. (Read more real estate stories.)

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