The Chicago World Trade Center was a proposed 2,500 ft (762 m) mega tall skyscraper in Chicago, United States. The building was designed in 1982 by American architect Harry Weese for Stanley Raskow and would have had 210 floors. The building was also supposed to look like the original World Trade Center towers in New York that were destroyed on September 11, 2001.

In the absence of a physical structure, the Chicago World Trade Center moved to the Aon Building and co-located with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2007


Tip 362.5 m (1,189 ft)[2]

Top floor 328 m (1,076 ft)[2]

Technical details


Floor count 83 above ground[2] 5 below ground

Floor area 3,599,968 sq ft (334,448 m2)[2]

Lifts/elevators 50, made by the Otis Elevator Company

Design and construction


Architect Edward Durell Stone The Trade Centers Association|World Trade Centers Association (WTCA)]] revamped their efforts to bring a World Trade Center (WTC) to Chicago. Today, World Trade Center Chicago works closely with the WTCA to promote global commerce by helping small-to-medium size businesses improve their performance as world traders. The ultimate goal of World Trade Center Chicago is to promote regional growth and to create jobs.

World Trade Center Chicago is not the same organization as World Trade Center Illinois or World Business Chicago.

External linksEdit

Official website of World Trade Center Chicago