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