Originally Posted by intrepidDesign
I remember Trump specifically saying "supertalls were dead" (his opinion, not mine) taking a cheap shot at the Spire and Waterview as they sat there stalled, coupled with the fact that he will probably lose money on the supertall he DID build, and I would imagine that he has lost the taste for building another. He might buy the property, but I would be shocked if he went supertall on it, then again, his ego is boundless, so who knows?
He said the Trump Chicago wasn't his worst or his best, it was somewhere in the middle, and considering that it happened during the recession, that isn't too bad, I expect him to eventually make a profit with it.
Another thing, make no mistake, Trump is a smart person, but I don't think he would miss out on a chance to have his own monument to his power. Within the next 10 years I expect to hear about a proposal for Trump Universal Tower, with a location along the Chicago river.
I also know there was an article where Trump said he was looking at some sites in Chicago for future building. Also, think about how much recognition he would have if his name was on America's tallest building.