Police say there is a bomb threat to blow up Trump Tower in Chicago. Standby for updates.
Right now the only source we can find is FOX32 out of Chicago. Below is their Facebook page but check back here for more. We will post it as we find updates.
We are searching diligently to find more on this, ONE thing to note is this is an authentic Fox Station, possibly they were hacked? If you find something send us a note on facebook!
We are seeing more shares on social from the FOX32 facebook but still nothing confirmed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The building, named after businessman and current U.S. President Donald Trump, was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Bovis Lend Lease built the 98-story structure, which reaches a height of 1,388 feet (423.2 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,171 feet (357 m). It is next to the main branch of the Chicago River, with a view of the entry to Lake Michigan beyond a series of bridges over the river. The building received publicity when the winner of the first season of The Apprentice reality television show, Bill Rancic, chose to manage the construction of the tower over managing a new Trump National Golf Course and resort in Los Angeles.
Trump announced in 2001 that the skyscraper would become the tallest building in the world, but after the September 11 attacks that same year, he scaled back the building’s plans, and its design underwent several revisions. When topped out in 2009, it became the fourth-tallest building in the US. It surpassed the city’s John Hancock Center as the building with the highest residence (apartment or condo) in the world, and briefly held this title until the completion of the Burj Khalifa.
|Trump International Hotel and Tower|
Trump International Hotel and Tower as viewed from street level
Location of Trump Tower along the Chicago River
|Location||401 N. Wabash Ave.
|Construction started||March 17, 2005|
|Topped-out||August 16, 2008 (last concrete pour)
August 19, 2008 (ceremonial topping out)
January 3, 2009 (Spire ceremony)
|Opening||January 30, 2009|
|Cost||US $847 million|
|Architectural||1,388 feet (423.2 m)|
|Tip||1,388 feet (423.2 m)|
|Roof||1,171 feet (357 m)|
|Top floor||1,116 feet (340.2 m)|
|Floor area||2,600,000 square feet (240,000 m2)|
|Lifts/elevators||27, made by Kone|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|
|Developer||The Trump Organization|
|Structural engineer||William F. Baker|
|Main contractor||Bovis Lend Lease|