Not long ago, just about every developer around wanted to have
the tallest buildings in town, and Donald Trump was no exception.
Just two months before the World Trade Center attack, Trump said
he wanted his planned Trump Tower Chicago to be taller than the
Sears. "We'd love to make it the world's tallest building," he told
And then there were his New York towers bearing the Trump name,
which, sad to say, weren't always quite as tall as Trump claimed.
In fact, we've found four Trump buildings in New York where there
are issues about the number of floors.
In the aftermath of September 11, however, sensitivity to fear
of terrorism is not only good PR, but a matter of financial survival.
Trump recently retracted the "world's tallest" claim while
discussing his Chicago project. As for the rest of his claims, requests
for height clarifications from Trump himself went unanswered.
We're here to help the Donald. If he wants to deemphasize the height
of his buildings for potentially nervous guests, he needs only to
admit that they were not as tall as he claimed in the first place.
Behold the evidence.