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Location[ edit ] The site of the tower was occupied by the former Chicago Sun-Times building low-rise building at left. The building occupies the site vacated by the Chicago Sun-Times , one of the city’s two major newspapers, and its location within the River North Gallery District places it in a neighborhood that has had a high concentration of art galleries since the s. The building is close to numerous Chicago landmarks ; it borders the Michigan-Wacker District , which is a Registered Historic District. It is a block away from the southern end of the Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue. Design and architecture[ edit ] Trump Tower from ground level The design of the building incorporates three setback features designed to provide visual continuity with the surrounding skyline, [11] each reflecting the height of a nearby building. The first setback, on the east side of the building, aligns with the cornice line of the Wrigley Building to the east; the second, on the west side, aligns with River Plaza to the north and with the Marina City Towers to the west.

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Definition[ edit ] The term “skyscraper” was first applied to buildings of steel framed construction of at least 10 stories in the late 19th century, a result of public amazement at the tall buildings being built in major cities like Chicago , New York City , Philadelphia , Detroit , and St. Some point to Philadelphia’s story Jayne Building —50 as a proto-skyscraper, or to New York’s seven-floor Equitable Life Building New York City , built in , for its innovative use of a kind of skeletal frame, but such designation depends largely on what factors are chosen.

Even the scholars making the argument find it to be purely academic. This definition was based on the steel skeleton—as opposed to constructions of load-bearing masonry , which passed their practical limit in with Chicago’s Monadnock Building. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Skyscraper What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building?

The residential Towers of 12th century Bologna numbered between 80 and at a time, the tallest of which is the

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This allows architects and engineers to place elevator shafts on top of each other, saving space.

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Some skyscrapers have been built in areas where the bedrock is near surface, because this makes constructing the foundation cheaper, for example this is the case in Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan , in New York City , but not in-between these two parts of the city.

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Many of the stone-built structures can still be seen today in the old town of Edinburgh.

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This considerably reduced the costs and time for cleaning up the site prior to building anew.

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At the completion of construction the building was the tallest formwork structure in the world, [22] and follows in the footsteps of its neighbor, Marina City , as well as Chicago’s Two Prudential Plaza , as past recordholders.

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This reduces the usage of material more efficient in economic terms — Willis Tower uses a third less steel than the Empire State Building yet allows greater height.

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