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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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Sunday, October 17

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Showing that "tweezer-shaped" isn't necessarily the best descriptor for a proposed 2,000-foot tower in downtown Chicago, there's a new architectural "conversation piece" on the block. This broadcast tower is the brain-child of architect Cesar Pelli, and would match the proposed Calatrava-designed skyscraper in height if built as planned, and would cost a cool $300 million. It's not technically a "building" though, as it wouldn't hold office or living space, but would be used by television stations broadcasting high definition signals and would not be breaking any "World's Tallest" records.

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