Calatrava Designing Massive Tower in Chicago

Spanish architect and 2005 AIA Gold Medal winner Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, has proposed a residential tower design for Chicago's lakefront that could become the tallest building in the United States. The 115-story tall glass and metal-clad design is dubbed Fordham Spire. It spirals at two degrees per floor, swirling towards its rooftop mast, which is included in the overall height of 2,000 feet. Not counting the mast, the building's roof is actually 1,458 feet, a mere eight feet taller than the current record holder, nearby Sears Tower.

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