Trump Tower to Light Up Chicago's Night Sky

Spire will glow red, white and blue

By Kate Allt
|  Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 3:33 PM CDT
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A new light will brighten the Chicago skyline Wednesday night as the spire on the Trump Tower lights up for the first time.

The city’s second tallest building, behind the Willis Tower, will light the 227-foot-tall spire red, white and blue, in honor of Independence Day using energy-efficient LED lights.

The approaching inclement weather won't affect the lighting, which is slated for 8:29 p.m, said spokeswoman Caroline Michaud. 

The spire will change colors depending on the season’s holiday, orange for Halloween, red and green for winter celebrations and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At all other times, the spire will glow plain white.

The Trump Tower first opened in 2008, but is still waiting on its official opening ceremony with Donald Trump, the building’s developer and namesake. The lighting of the spire marks the tower’s final completed element.
 

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