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July 1, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can the development of the world's tallest building survive the demise of the Trump era of mega-hype and mega-real estate deals? That's the question that seems to bother J. Paul Beitler the most as he and his partner, Lee Miglin, scramble to persuade wary financiers to back their grandiose, $450-million plan to build a pencil-thin, 125-story, 1,999-foot sky-piercer in Chicago's Loop.
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July 1, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can the development of the world's tallest building survive the demise of the Trump era of mega-hype and mega-real estate deals? That's the question that seems to bother J. Paul Beitler the most as he and his partner, Lee Miglin, scramble to persuade wary financiers to back their grandiose, $450-million plan to build a pencil-thin, 125-story, 1,999-foot sky-piercer in Chicago's Loop.
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January 20, 1990 | TRACY SHRYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having never met a superlative it didn't like, the Chicago City Council on Friday unanimously approved, without debate, construction of a super-tower that will rise 15 stories higher than the the Sears Tower, currently Chicago's--and the world's--tallest building. The proposed 125-story building is the dream of the Chicago firm Miglin-Beitler Developments, a real estate development company, which still must obtain financing for the building, expected to cost as much as $500 million.
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