Chicago Spire

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Irish Bank Sues to Foreclose on Chicago Spire

Ireland could own under-construction skyscraper

(Newser) - It's supposed to be one of America's iconic skyscrapers, but Chicago's problem-plagued Spire is a step closer to being Irish-owned today after a lender filed to take possession of the under-construction project, the AP reports. Anglo Irish Bank has filed a $77 million foreclosure lawsuit against Irish developer Garrett Kelleher,... More »

Economy May Cripple Chicago Spire Project

Consultants file liens against world's tallest skyscraper

(Newser) - The sputtering economy could topple plans to erect the nation’s tallest skyscraper, reports the Chicago Tribune. Consultants on the construction of the Chicago Spire have filed liens, with celebrity architect Santiago Calatrava seeking more than $11.3 million and a Chicago-based firm demanding $4.85 million. The developer’s... More »

Chicago's Spire Condos May Be a Tough Sell

Developer plunges pricey skyscraper into lousy housing market

(Newser) - The Chicago Spire residential tower isn't even under construction yet, but its luxury condos—slated to be sold for unprecedented prices—will come face-to-face with a lousy housing market when the sales office opens today. Prices for units in the twisting skyscraper start at $1,400 per square foot, but... More »

Calatrava Unveils Designs for Chicago Spire Interiors

Life at 2000 feet will have a warm, woody feel

(Newser) - Taking a page from Frank Lloyd Wright's book, architect Santiago Calatrava has created a '"total design" for his Chicago Spire, which will be the the world's tallest residential building upon completion. Unlike Wright, who could be downright dictatorial about what furniture would be placed in his houses (and where),... More »

150-Story Chicago Spire to Begin Construction

Calatrava designed building will be nation's tallest building

(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. More »

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