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The basement of Trump Tower

In 2001 Donald Trump announced he’d build the tallest building in the world in Chicago, “Trump International Hotel and Tower”. After the attacks on the WTC in September that year the plans were changed however, but it’s still an awfully high building. Check out the Wikipedia page for further details.

This is the building site of the “Trump Tower” as it’s known locally. I shot this in 2005, and they’ve made quite a bit of progress since then as you can imagine, but this is a piece of history, and a patch of bare ground that won’t see daylight again for many many years.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

One reply on “The basement of Trump Tower”

Very nice! I don’t think I saw it at this stage. Last summer I had a series of appointments that saw me taking the water taxi along the Chicago River to Michigan Avenue. I returned cheerfully to my rube roots and took pictures every time. Those of the Trump building were quite vertical! I read that it’s open for business while they’re still finishing it up.

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