Slice of Life: Towers Old and New

Trump International Hotel and Tower

The shiny new Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Street) rises menacingly above the old kid on the block, Tribune Tower (435 North Michigan Avenue).

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  1. Trump Tower – the tallest building in Houston.

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    • Editor

      Oh wait — I get it now. You’re being critical of its design. Sorry about that. Yes, it is very reminiscent of certain Houston skyscrapers, especially the former Enron complex.

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