Wednesday, October 21, 2009
During the conference Welcome Reception, CTBUH presented a plaque to Eric Trump of the Trump Organization recognizing the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago as tallest building in the world with an all-concrete structure, the tallest mixed-use building in North America, the 2nd tallest buildings in North America and the 7th tallest building in the world.
The building, named after real estate developer Donald Trump, was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Bovis Lend Lease from Chicago built the 96-story structure, which reached a height of 1,362 feet (415 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,170 feet (360 m). The design of the building includes, from the ground up, retail space, a parking garage, a hotel, and condominiums. The 339-room hotel opened for business with limited accommodations and services on January 30, 2008. April 28, 2008 marked the grand opening with full accommodation and services. A restaurant on the 16th floor, called Sixteen, opened in early 2008. The building topped out in late 2008 and construction was completed in 2009.
CTBUH chairman David Scott, chair-elect Sang Dae Kim and executive director Antony Wood presented the plaque to Erc Trump and Andy Weiss, both Vice Presidents of the Trump Organization on the 16th floor of the tower.
Click to watch a video of the Trump Plaque Ceremony.
Antony Wood, David Scott, Eric Trump, Andy Weiss and Sang Dae Kim.
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