Although we don't claim to be architectural geniuses, it still looks impressive to us (albeit not in our top 5 favorite Chicago Skyscrapers). Today, Blair Kamin (of the Cityscape Chicago Tribune blog) takes a look at the architectural attributes of the finished Trump Tower. He goes onto to say that the best view is from Wabash Avenue:
Although the picture to the right is taken further north in the Loop, a similar picture is seen when walking north on Wabash anywhere in the Sloop. Again, not the best skyscraper in the city but it helps paint a unique 'picture' that adds to the backdrop while walking around in our neighborhood.
Indeed, this skyscraper is at its most convincing when it is viewed in fragments rather than as a whole, or from angles that conceal its bulk.
From Wabash Avenue, its sides seemingly sheared off by the buildings on either side of the street, the tower bursts into view — taut, thin and elegant. Like the Chicago Board of Trade Building, it takes full advantage of its unusual site, which makes it appear to rise from the middle of the street.
(image from Chicago Tribune)