LAST CALL: Trump building weak image in Chicago

Donald Trump may have made it in New York, but he's finding his

style of glitz doesn't play as well in the Midwest.



When he recently announced he wanted to build the world's tallest

building on the site of the present shoebox-looking Chicago Sun-Times

newspaper building, the plan was greeted by barbs in the local

media.



Chicago, home to such architectural legends as Louis Sullivan, Frank

Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, takes its buildings

seriously.



Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, commenting on Trump's announcement, said

any building put on the Sun-Times site would have to be world class

architecturally, implying that's not what Trump usually builds.



Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the rival Chicago Tribune, said

asking Trump to care about good architectural design was like asking

Attila the Hun to run a day-care center.



Sounds like Donald needs to find some Windy City PR help - or at least a

good architect. Ouch!



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