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The difference between Calatrava’s Chicago Spire and a hole in the ground


A photo taken not long ago of the construction site in Chicago by Lake Michigan and the river for Santiago Calatrava’s spire. Work is progressing. And it looks like specific work for this specific project, not just caissons that could be used for anything built on the site.

How will the downturn in the housing market and in the world’s economy affect this project – which was always “iffy?” Do such mundane matters affect those who might consider buying here?

I’ll still be surprised – pleasantly – if it goes up, looking like this.

Also in the photo at the top you can see work being done on DuSable Park. Another cause for celebration.