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Chicago Spire
Computer rendering of the building.
General information
Status On hold
Classification Residential
Location 400 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Groundbreaking June 25, 2007
Estimated completion 2012 (est.)
Opening 2012 (est.)
Height
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
Main contractor Case Foundation
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Perkins and Will
Developer Shelbourne Development
Engineer Thornton Tomasetti

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.

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