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Trump Tower in Chicago, and what it could mean for the Donald's presidency

Trump Tower in Chicago, and what it could mean for the Donald's presidency

With Donald Trump taking office Friday, your humble critic deconstructs the president-elect's tallest skyscraper, the 98-story Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, and muses on what it means for his upcoming presidency.

Building Trump Tower: A timelapse THE SPIRE: Don't try to tell him what to do Chicago Tribune photo

In 2004, after the future president hawked his signature men's fragrance at the State Street store of Marshall Field & Co. (now Macy's), he and then-Mayor Richard M. Daley were face to face in Daley's fifth-floor office in City Hall.

Daley, whose tastes run toward the ornamental, told Trump to put a decorative...

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