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Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago
How tall is too tall?

More than a century ago, the modern skyscraper was born in Chicago. It was nine stories tall. Then human nature--and advancing technology--unleashed a century of competition, much of it between New York and Chicago, to build the world's tallest building. In recent decades the competition has gone international, with the current record-holder in Taiwan, a 101-story structure that rises about 1,670 feet. Another huge skyscraper, possibly twice the height of Chicago's John Hancock Center, is rising in the United Arab Emirates, its actual height a closely guarded secret. Donald Trump is building his tower on the Chicago River to measure just shy of the Sears Tower. And now a Chicago...

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