CHICAGO (CBS) — Regardless of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel or many other Chicagoans might think of the new TRUMP sign emblazoned on the side of the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower, it appears the sign is here to stay.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the mayor stood by his criticism of the 20-foot-high sign spelling out TRUMP as a “tasteless” addition to a beautiful piece of the Chicago skyline.
“It’s a very architecturally very tasteful building,” the mayor said. “I think the sign scars that architecture, beauty, and taste with a tasteless sign.”
Crews finished installing the last piece of the TRUMP sign on Thursday. The reflective stainless steel letters are illuminated from behind at night, about 16 stories above the Chicago River.