New two-tower development at Chicago Spire site could dominate the city skyline

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8x62r0lmnhf7k8k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The long-awaited vision for the 2.2-acre site along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, unveiled in the first community meeting for the project, is toned down a bit from the 2,000-foot-tall Spire plan that stirred emotions but never advanced beyond a 76-foot-deep foundation hole. The design, by One World Trade Center architect David Childs, includes a south tower rising 1,100 feet and an 850-foot north tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ever since work on <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" >Santiago Calatrava</a>'s 2,000-foot-tall <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/727316/chicago-spire" rel="nofollow" >Chicago Spire</a> came to a halt in 2008 due to financial troubles, the city was left with a gaping hole in the ground rather than the nation's tallest building.&nbsp;
Rendering: Related Midwest.
A new proposal by Related Midwest for a pair of towers at 400 Lake Shore Drive, designed by architect David Childs with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, could rehabilitate the site.

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