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Chicago Spire
Chicago spire shape.svg
Computer rendering of the building.
General information
Status Never built
Classification Residential
Location 400 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Groundbreaking June 25, 2007
Estimated completion 2012 (est.)
Opening 2012 (est.)
Roof 2,000 feet (609.6 m)
Technical details
Floor count 150
Floor area 3,000,000 square feet
(278,709 sq. m)
Design and construction
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Perkins and Will
Developer Shelbourne Development
Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Main contractor Case Foundation

The Chicago Spire is a very large skyscraper that was being built in Chicago, Illinois. Because of financial problems, the project has not been finished.

As of May 2013, however, interest in the Chicago Spire site has risen, drawing in at least a half-dozen offers for the property. The developer is also considering a bid to take back control of the property, reigniting hope that the 2,000 ft. skyscraper may actually be built. In 2014, a Chicago court ruled in favor of not building the skyscraper thus abandoning plans of it being constructed.

The Gateway Tower, a proposed 2,000 feet (610 m) tall condo, is proposed to be built on the site of where the Spire would have been built.

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