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Chicago Spire

Computer rendering of the building.
General information
Status On hold
Classification Residential
Location 400 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Groundbreaking June 25, 2007[2]
Estimated completion 2012 (est.)[1]
Opening 2012 (est.)[1]
Roof 2,000 feet (609.6 m)
Technical details
Floor count 150
Floor area 3,000,000 square feet
(278,709 sq. m)[3]
Design and construction
Main contractor Case Foundation
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Perkins and Will
Developer Shelbourne Development
Engineer Thornton Tomasetti

The Chicago Spire is a very large skyscraper that was being built in Chicago, Illinois. Because of financial problems, the project has not been finished.[2][4]

As of May 2013, however, interest in the Chicago Spire site has risen, drawing in at least a half-dozen offers for the property. The developer is also considering a bid to take back control of the property, reigniting hope that the 2,000 ft. skyscraper may actually be built.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shelbourne Development. (2008, April 06). The Chicago Spire Achieves 30 Percent Sales. Retrieved June 14, 2008 from
  2. 2.0 2.1 NewcitySkyline. (2007, August 1). The Chicago Spire is officially under construction. Retrieved August 03, 2007, from
  3. Repeat. (2006). Calatrava's Latest Twist from Spire to Licorice Stick Retrieved December 11, 2006, from
  4. "Chicago Spire". Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  5. "Condo Sit Lives Again". The Wall Street Journal. 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.