Trump Hotel and Tower Chicago

comparative Essay
1143 words
1143 words

With Trumps decision to build a new skyscraper in Chicago, architectural company Skidmore, Owings and Merrill had their work cut out for them. They needed to design a building that matched the expectations of not only Donald Trump but also the city of Chicago. Trump International Hotel and Tower forever changed the Chicago skyline. Trump Tower was the tallest building built in the United States since the Sears Tower also located in Chicago. This luxury building offers only the finest accommodations in order to serve those who invest in renting within the tower. From the original plan of the building to the tower that stands today, Trump International overcame set back after set back in order to complete their dream. The design, construction, and grand opening of Trump Tower are all key elements in bringing the dream of the tower to reality.

The reality of the building started on July 12, 2001 when Trump went public with his decision to build 92-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois. This tower would include office and retail space, hotel/condominiums and condominiums. The tower would also offer fine dining for its guests, a workout center, spa, parking and more. In December 2001, architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill reveal the first sketch of the tower to the public. Though Mayor Daley approved of the design the public criticize it complaining that the tower was too “bulky and boring” (Binder 216). Because of the negative feedback, the architects decided to come up with a revised design. In July 2002, the second sketch was revealed. This design received much better reviews, however the public refers to it as a “good building rather than a great one” (Kamin).

Rumor has it that Skidmore, Owing...

... middle of paper ... “beautiful ready-to-wear garments that are also dramatic and easy to clean” (Young 369). With the high fashion uniforms completed and ready to wear, Trump Tower was finally ready to serve its guests with class.

In conclusion, Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago has had a dramatic impact on the city of Chicago. Though the building was not accepted in the beginning, residents of Chicago are now accepting the new building as a part of their beloved Chicago skyline. After three years of construction Trump Tower finally is officially completed and ready for use. Though renting within the tower does not come cheap, Trump Tower offers only the finest to those who can afford to buy or rent from the tower. After many changes to the original design and setbacks during construction the dream of Trump International Hotel and Tower is finally a reality in Chicago.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that skidmore, owings and merrill needed to design a building that matched the expectations of donald trump and the city of chicago. trump international hotel and tower was the tallest building built in the united states since the sears tower.
  • Explains trump's decision to build a 92-story trump international hotel and tower in chicago, illinois. though mayor daley approved of the design, the public complained that it was too "bulky and boring."
  • Explains that skidmore, owings and merrill built fifty models of trump hotel and tower before coming up with a satisfactory design. to solve this controversy, architects took neighboring buildings and the natural setting into consideration.
  • Explains that the design team chose zebra wood, italian marble, and french limestone on the floors of the trump tower.
  • Explains that the building's design planed for major setbacks at floors sixteen, twenty-nine, and fifty-one to incorporate the towers neighboring buildings.
  • Explains that the hotel portion of the trump tower was opened for public use on january 30, 2008, but it wasn't completed until april 28, 2008. trump awarded the 2004 apprentice winner the job of managing the building.
  • Describes how ivanka trump created high-fashion uniforms for the trump tower staff at age twenty-six. janet isabelli describes the collection as a cohesive collection distinguished by clean, refined design, expert construction and superior fabrics and textures.
  • Concludes that trump international hotel and tower chicago has had a dramatic impact on the city of chicago.
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