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Trump tower aspires to be top

Toronto Council has approved plans to build a condominium that will be higher than the tallest office tower in the...


Toronto Council has approved plans to build a condominium that will be higher than the tallest office tower in the city — if you count a 26-metre spire.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower is to be located on a small parking lot site at Bay and Adelaide Streets next to the Scotia Tower. It will be 68 stories and 309 metres, including a 26 metre rooftop spire. First Canadian Place, nearby on King Street West, was built by Olympia and York over two decades ago and stands 298 metres high, sans spire.
The Trump development was originally proposed in August 2000, but has been redesigned twice. The Council approved the project 30:3 in February. The approved $300-million scheme will be designed by Zeidler Grinnell Partnership.
The 553-metre CN Tower will remain the tallest structure on the city skyline, and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the world.