Some assembly required but Trump sign ready for install
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Photo by Steven Dahlman Some assembly required but Trump sign ready for install

(Left) A Chicago Water Taxi passes Trump International Hotel & Tower, where five large, unassembled letters were piled onto the lower river walkway on Tuesday afternoon.

7-May-14 – The $900,000 sign that will hang on the south side of Trump International Hotel & Tower in River North made its first appearance on Tuesday – as a pile of letters on the 98-story building’s lower walkway near the Chicago River.

The letters are big and shiny. Assembled, they will be 20 feet in height. The sign will be installed in a windowless area just below the 16th floor.

On the building permit issued October 15, 2013, the sign is described as stainless steel and backlit with white LED lights. The contractor is Shaw Electric Sign Company of Round Lake, Illinois.

Installation has been delayed until now by weather. On April 29, Trump Tower started blocking access to its lower walkway along the river. A sign on a barricade reads, “The river walk will be closed for six weeks due to construction and falling objects.”

(Right) The letters piled at the bottom of this image will be installed in the area toward the top, near the scaffold.

Photo by Steven Dahlman

Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) The tour boat Linnea approaches in this view from the Wabash Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River on Tuesday. Trump International Hotel & Tower at left. Wrigley Building at right.

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