All that glitters

All that glitters

Not my favorite building in Chicago, but the Trump Tower provides a dramatic light show throughout the day, but none better than at sunset, as seen here from the John Hancock Building. Prior to 911, Donald Trump planned to build the tallest skyscraper in the world at this site.

The Trump Tower – Chicago

The Trump Towers

Although not one of my favorite skyscrapers in the city, the glass structure provides drama 24 hours a day with light. Interesting shape captures light bouncing it twice and sometimes three times. Architect Adrian Smith of legacy agency Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designed the building which is the second tallest in the United States surpassed in height only by the Sears — now — Willis Tower. It was Trump’s intention to build the tallest building in the world at this site, but scaled back after 9/11.