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[update March 6, 2015] Marina City Online is reporting that Valerio Dewalt Train is designing three meeting rooms in the space behind the Trump Riverwalk windows.For a building with pretensions of class, Trump Tower certainly has a weakness for slumming itself up. First, less than a year afters its opening, the striking, award-winning original native-plant landscaping by Hoerr Schaudt was torn out in favor of a generic, gravel striped design that would be more at home in a run-of-the-mill suburban apartment complex. Then, last year, there was the affair of the glowing 20-foot-high letters plastering the name Trump on the building's riverside facade. While there were those who tried to raise a stink about the sign, I have it from a reliable source (he must be reliable - he has spun hair) that it has already become universally beloved by all of Chicago.
And yet, month after month it endured - until just recently. This weekend I noticed there's finally a new cover-up on the glass.
Happy New Year!