Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, April 13

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As of early this morning, a Google search for "Fordham Spire" returns no results. Expect that to change quite soon. The New York Times reports that Christopher T. Carley's Fordham Co. will announce today that, despite concerns of potential terrorism, it plans to build what will replace the Sears Tower as the tallest building in the country. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, a skeptical Donald Trump calls the proposed structure at N. Water St. and Lake Shore Drive nothing but "a total charade."

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