Stalled Chicago skyscraper project may start again

Associated Press
December 10, 2009
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PROJECTS

Construction of what would be North America's tallest building may move forward thanks to unions that not only want their workers to build it but are trying to put together a deal to help pay for it. A group of union pension funds — eager to provide work for union workers — are in talks to loan $170 million to Irish developer Shelbourne Development Group so construction of the twisting 2,000-foot-high Chicago Spire can resume as soon as early next year.

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