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Official Name Trump International Hotel & Tower
Type building
Status Completed
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago
Street Address 401 North Wabash Avenue (Map)
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2001
Start of Construction 2005
Completion 2009
Global Ranking #12 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #2 tallest in North America
National Ranking #2 tallest in United States
City Ranking #2 tallest in Chicago
Official Website Trump Chicago
Height: Architectural 423.2 meter / 1389 feet
Height: Occupied 340.1 meter / 1116 feet
Height: To Tip 423.2 meter / 1389 feet
Floors Above Ground 98
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 27
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 241,548 m² / 2,600,001 ft²
Companies Involved
Developer The Trump Organization
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
MEP Engineer WMA Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other Consultant RWDI
Material Suppliers
• Elevator KONE
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• (Not Specified) Permasteelisa Group
About Trump International Hotel & Tower
The tallest of the projects nominated for this year's Awards, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago pushes the boundaries technologically to achieve its great height. Making its mark on the skyline of Chicago, the Trump Tower also leaves a powerful mark on the ground plane. The tower has carved out a new public space that creates pedestrian connections and enlivens the riverfront. It is rare for a building of this scale to respond so strongly and yet sensitively to the ground plane. See Project Case Study
CTBUH Awards
2009 Best Tall Building Americas Finalist
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Interview: Timothy Poell
T.Poell (SOM), CTBUH Chicago Conference
Formworks for High-Rise Construction
J. Gnida (PERI Gmbh), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Skyscrapers as Business Strategy: Trump International Tower
E. Trump (The Trump Organization), A. Weis (The Trump Organization), CTBUH Chicago Conference

Technical Papers
Case Study: Trump International Hotel & Tower
W. Baker (SOM), P. James (Bovis Lend Lease), CTBUH Journal

News Articles
Chicago Mayor Decries Trump Sign
CTBUH Global News, 2014-06
Trump Logo Makes its Way Towards Chicago Skyline
CTBUH Global News, 2014-05
Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
CTBUH Global News, 2013-10
Unauthorized Base Jumpers Scare Residents and Evade Police
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
Trump Penthouse Listed at USD32 Million
Forbes, 2012-06
Top 10 concrete skyscrapers
arabianBusiness.com, 2010-11
Trump Tower Dressing Up Model Units to Spur Sales
Chicago Tribune, 2010-10
Chicago: A Tale of Two Urban Plazas
Chicago Tribune, 2010-05
Trump's Tower is Now World's Sixth Tallest
Chicago Tribune, 2009-11
Trump Spire Lights Up
Chicago Tribune, 2009-11
A Sneak Peek at the Trump Tower Penthouse
Chicago Tribune, 2009-09
Trump's Towering Toothpick
Chicago Tribune, 2009-05
Trump Spire on Way to Completion
Chicago Tribune, 2009-05
Skimpy Reporting Undercuts Rant About 'Dinky' Spire
Chicago Tribune, 2009-04
Trump, Lenders in Temporary Truce on Lawsuits
Crain's New York Business, 2009-03
Finishing the Trump Tower Spire
Chicago Tribune, 2009-01
Trump Tower Spire Topped Out 90 Feet Short of Sears Tower
Chicago Tribune, 2009-01
Trump Tower Spire Installation Scrubbed
Chicago Tribune, 2008-12
The Trump Tower Spire: An In-Depth Dook
Chicago Tribune, 2008-12
Trump Trying to Get Final Okay for Spire Installation
Chicago Tribune, 2008-12
Trump Spire Installation Postponed Again
Chicago Tribune, 2008-11
Must Skyscrapers be Bird-Killers? Not Necessarily
The Skyline, 2008-11
Memo to Mr. Trump: Take a Reader's Advice
Chicago Tribune, 2008-10
Lending Freeze Tests Skyscraper Optimism
Architectural Record, 2008-10
Trump Tower: Ready To Get Spired
Chicago Tribune, 2008-09
Trump Tower Tops Out
Chicago Tribune, 2008-08
Trump Tower Opened While Still Adding on Floors
Chicago Tribune, 2008-06