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Height: Occupied
568.5 m / 1,865 ft
 
Height: To Tip
609.6 m / 2,000 ft
Height: Architectural
609.6 m / 2,000 ft
 
Chicago Spire Outline
Floors Above Ground
150
Floors Below Ground
7
Tower GFA
85,470 m² / 919,991 ft²
# of Apartments
1,194

Facts

Official Name Chicago Spire
Structure Type Building
Status Never Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 400 North Lake Shore Drive
Postal Code 60611
Building Function residential
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007

CTBUH Initiatives

Mine the Gap Competition
15 May 2010 – Event Report

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Two Towers Planned for Former Chicago Spire Site
16 May 2018 – Related Midwest has unveiled plans for a two-tower…

Six Proposals Made to Replace the Never-Built Chicago Spire
3 Feb 2015 – Five local architecture firms and one landscape…

Chicago Spire Scheme Laid to Rest
4 Nov 2014 – A debt repayment deadline passed before the…

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Two Towers Planned for Former Chicago Spire Site
16 May 2018
Related Midwest has unveiled plans for a two-tower development on the former Chicago Spire site. The 335- and 259-meter-tall high-rises would feature 550 apartments, a…
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Six Proposals Made to Replace the Never-Built Chicago Spire
3 Feb 2015
Five local architecture firms and one landscape firm came up with diverse and creative proposals to make the failed dream of the Chicago Spire into a productive site for…
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Chicago Spire Scheme Laid to Rest
4 Nov 2014
A debt repayment deadline passed before the necessary amount could be paid to keep the Chicago Spire property from reverting to a creditor, according to a report by the…
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Chicago’s Mired Spire to Get Another Shot
30 Apr 2014
The ever-stillborn, yet seemingly invincible Chicago Spire has yet another lease on life. In a court-approved restructuring plan, developer Garrett Kelleher and his new…
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Investor Bails Out Chicago Spire Project
7 Feb 2014
Atlas Apartment Holdings plans to spend up to US$135 million to fully fund the reorganization of the Chicago Spire’s finances, which allows developer Shelbourne to resume…
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Spire Developer Looks to Begin Anew
15 Nov 2013
Garrett Kelleher, Irish developer of the bankrupted Chicago Spire, is expressing confidence that he can pay off his creditors and jumpstart the project again. Kelleher is…
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The Chicago Spire Site Attracts Developer Attention
16 May 2013
The property that was slated to hold the Chicago Spire is seeing renewed interest, with multiple bidders showing interest in the debt note on the stalled development.…
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Lenders Seek Buyers for Site of Failed Spire
15 Mar 2013
The site of the unrealized Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire, as well as the accompanying $93 million debt, has been put up for sale. The 2.2-acre property is…

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Monthly Video: Turning Torso
15 Jan 2016 – Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

Interview: Santiago Calatrava
12 Nov 2015 – Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

Interview: Adrian Smith
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Monthly Video: Turning Torso
15 Jan 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Thursday 12th November 2015. Chicago, IL. Santiago Calatrava discusses the 2015 CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the…
Interview: Santiago Calatrava
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner,…
Interview: Adrian Smith
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Adrian…
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Clyde Baker
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Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal Winner, discusses his lifetime work as a geotechnical engineer including working on 7 of the 16 world's…
Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
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The partnership between Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti has provided the backbone for many of the most dramatic and innovative tall buildings around the world.…
Tall and Supertall Buildings: Structure and Skin Performance
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There are many challenges and opportunities in designing the structure and skin of high performing tall buildings. Examples from different regions highlight responses to…
Chicago Spire: Technical Twisting and Turning
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
For the best part of a decade, Asia eclipsed the U.S. as the leader in the world’s tallest buildings. In the mid-2000s, however, a number of U.S. cities once again…
Interview: Chicago Spire
22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
Richard Tomasetti of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Richard talks…
Fire Engineering Supertall: A New Approach to Escape
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Martin Kealy, Schirmer Engineering
Martin Kealy from Schirmer Engineering addressed some of the main fire protection engineering challenges associated with designing the tallest structures in the world at…

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Debating Tall: A Supertall Future in the US?
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