What To Do With The Chicago Hole?

  • Take a look at the picture. Somewhere in the future the 2,000 feet high ‘Chicago Spire’, designed by Santiago Calatrava, should arise at this building site. It will be the tallest building of the United States. However, all you will find there now is just a deep, expensive hole in the ground. Nice!

    Due to b0th the economic downturn (lovely!) and the complete vagueness about a second beginning of construction on the building, some people have wondered if the hole will remain unfilled, is written in an article on Pruned. What do do with this great urban residue on Chicago’s lakefront? Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic, thinks about filling the 76 feet deep hole with water and make it the deepest swimming pool in the world. Contact the developer if you have a better idea…