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
Chicago, home to such architectural legends as Louis Sullivan, Frank
Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, takes its buildings
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!