As of 2015, the hotel is among three in Chicago with an elite five-star Forbes Travel Guide rating.The restaurant is one of three five-star Forbes-rated restaurants in the city and the spa that is one of six that is at least a four-star Forbes-rated in the Chicago area in 2015.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.
In 2011, the riverfront park landscaping surrounding the building, which is referred to as Trump Plaza and Riverwalk or sometimes just Trump Plaza, became the subject of controversy.
How do I handle this without it winding up like a really awful romantic comedy where I book two dates on one night? Then they both dump you simultaneously and split a cab back to the Upper West Side in a way that is vaguely homoerotic.
Thankfully, you get a new boyfriend in the next episode; otherwise this would all be really depressing.
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.