Friday, June 13, 2014


That’s the clash of giant egos shaping up over the massive “TRUMP” sign that developer Donald Trump has put up to brand the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower he built along the Chicago River.
On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel belatedly jumped into the fray after a public campaign against the sign on Chicago's second-tallest building spearheaded by the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin.
“Mayor Emanuel believes this is an architecturally tasteful building scarred by an architecturally tasteless sign,” Kelley Quinn, the mayor’s newly-appointed communications director, said in an emailed statement.
“The sign — which was already reduced in size and scope — does comply with the provisions of the planned development ordinance and the City Council sign order. But he has asked his staff to determine if there are any options available for further changes.”
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