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Trump International Hotel & Tower
Trump International Hotel & Tower Review
The Chicago Sun-Times Building was torn down to make way for this 92-story tower, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and opened in 2009. A spire that elevates its height to a whopping 1,362 feet makes it the city's second-tallest building. The concrete-reinforced structure (Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center are reinforced by steel) is a glassy, tiered monolith whose biggest attribute is an idyllic location along the Chicago River. Although there's no viewing deck, the public can get picturesque views of downtown through the floor-to-ceiling windows of its 16th-floor restaurant, Sixteen, and bar, Rebar.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
Any add-ons in the area?
Thanks. Read more
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