Photographer's Note

I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to stay away from the TYPICAL downtown Chicago photo - then Malgo said she wasn't sure what scene that would be.

Well Malgo, this is the typical downtown Chicago photograph. It includes the TRUMP tower on the left, and the famous and historic WRIGLEY building on the right.

Personally, i love this part of the city, I was just wanting to post something new and different - until Malgo asked me the question :)

Donald Trump has been in the news lately for obvious reasons. What's interesting about this Trump tower is his name written on it.

I took the Chicago architectural tour and learned alot about this building. Locals in Chicago were really pleased with the Trump Tower at first, they enjoyed the blue glass, the height and how it became a symbol of the city. But what you don't know is that it didn't initially have the Trump name written on it.

A few years after its completion, Donald Trump decided to add the T-R-U-M-P along side of the building. Needless to say the locals didn't like the look of it, and its been hated ever since! City Hall has asked Donald to take it down several times but he won't.

Another piece of interesting info is that in the development stage, Trump planned on making this the tallest building in the World - but after the 9/11 attacks in NYC, this Trump Tower was scaled back.
Its now the 4th tallest.

And Malgo, I know you don't like the lean and perspective of skyscrapers in photos, but with such tall buildings up close, its impossible to not have any distortion. This will have to do for now :)
The only way to see these buildings without distortion is if i'm about 10 City blocks away!

Hope you like this one

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