Trump Chicago’s problems:
Build the World’s Tallest Skyscraper
5,280 feet tall, 528 stories, 76 nuclear-powered elevators traveling at 60MPH, 18 million square feet, home to 100K people, 15K cars and 150 helicopters. When Americas greatest architect Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled his 22-foot tall sketch of the Mile-High Illinois he said “In it, will be consolidated all government offices now scattered around Chicago.” Nearly 60 years later Chicago government is in disarray and its greatest problem is the same as Wright saw it, “The whole city is in agony.”
Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, after the Great Fire of 1871 swept through the city destroying more than three square miles of mostly wooden structures, the world’s first steel frame skyscraper went up in 1885. A whole new school of architecture was born in Chicago, the most famous student of which would be Wright. Within less than 100 years a city that had nearly burned to the ground would be replaced with one of the worlds most recognizable skylines, highlighted with such signature landmarks as the John Hancock and Sears Towers.
Then came the slow decline, failed liberal politics have turned the city into what residents are now calling the war zone of Chiraq.
The murder rate is higher and more people have left Chicago than any other metropolitan area in the United States, and now neighboring states are also feeling the impact. The situation has led President Trump to threaten to send in the feds. While outside intervention is necessary, to truly restore Chicago to the right path something more is required, another revolutionary architectural achievement. “If we’re going to have centralization, why not quit fooling around and have it,” Wright said in 1956 when he unveiled his plans to consolidate Chicago government in a Mile-High skyscraper.
America should not easily hand over the mantle of worlds tallest structure, or greatest anything, yet it has. The Sears Tower held the tallest title for nearly 25 years until being surpassed in 1998, it is now ranked 16th. Currently the world’s tallest structure is in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai’s Khalifa Tower. Today 5 of the top 10 tallest buildings are now in China, while Saudi Arabia is now on track to build a Mile-High skyscraper, and a Tokyo construction company that recently completed Japan’s tallest building has plans to build a space elevator. America was first to the moon but is at risk of losing the skyscraper space elevator race. President Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.” Now we have a President known for building great things and America needs a goal like the one set by Kennedy in 1962. Build the space elevator and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile-High Illinois skyscraper in Chicago.
Sending in the feds, restoring law and order and shutting down the democrat political machine that has failed the people of the windy city for so long is necessary. It’s also time for a project that will Make Chicago Great Again.