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Chicago in the Year 2010

By Matt Wood in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 8, 2006 8:44PM


Ever walk by the slowly-but-surely growing Trump Tower construction site or read about the proposed Fordham Spire and wonder what it's all going to look like when it's finished? We still can't offer any photographic evidence, but a user named STR at the Skyscraper City forums has posted a bunch of Sim City-esque models of what Chicago should look like in 2010 including the new high-profile skyscraper projects. If the models hold true, the Fordham Spire will have much more of an impact on the skyline than The Donald's giant new phallus, both because of its unique design and location. The Spire will tower directly over the lakefront in River East, nearly on its own, while the Trump Tower will be nestled among many more big buildings downstream.

One glaring omission from the year 2010 though is the flying cars. Where are the flying cars? We were promised flying cars!