Commission OKs zoning for Chicago Spire

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The Chicago Spire, all 150 stories of architectural statement, advanced through a key stage of zoning approval Thursday, two days after its developer presented to city planners evidence of his financial stability.

Garrett Kelleher, executive chairman of Shelbourne Development Ltd., refused to discuss his assurances to the city. Kelleher, a Dublin, Ireland, builder working with celebrity architect Santiago Calatrava on the building, has claimed backing from Anglo Irish Bank.

But he’s been a mystery in local development circles because he says he has no partners in what could be a $2 billion venture, and because he vows to start construction without advance sales of the building’s 1,200 condominiums.

The Chicago Plan Commission, which advises the City Council on major projects, unanimously approved zoning for the building, which would be the tallest in North America.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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2 Responses to “Commission OKs zoning for Chicago Spire”

  1. theresasallony Says:

    looks beautful!!! finally a futuristic building in our country. people of

    Chicago will love it.

  2. Chicago to be land of super-tall skyscrapers « Futuresheet Says:

    […] of the super-talls.  Big news this week was the Chicago Plan Commssion’s approval of the Chicago Spire, an immense residential building consisting of 150 […]

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