Modern Towers Continue Race For The Skies

The urge to build the world's tallest tower is pushing modern skyscrapers to new heights.
July 28, 2005, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Given the haunting image of the collapsing twin towers, it's hard for many Americans to fathom the enduring urge to build tall.

Yet now come plans for the nation's tallest skyscraper, a condominium and hotel building designed by Santiago Calatrava for Chicago's Near North lakefront. At 2,000 feet, the building, the Fordham Spire, would beat out the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower planned for ground zero."

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Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 in The New York Times
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