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Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle
Miglin Beitler Skyneedle, Chicago
Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle in 1997

Location:

102 West Madison, Chicago, Illinois

Status:

Complete

Built:

1989 - 1993

Construction start:

March 7, 1989

Height:

2,001 feet (610 meters)

Floor count:

125

First Appearance:

S1 - Simon is NOT Home

The Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, also known as simply the Skyneedle is a supertall skyscraper, located in Chicago, Illinois, at 102 W. Madison Street. Construction started on the Skyneedle on March 7, 1989, with the official groundbreaking ceremony on site. It was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, who later designed the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The Skyneedle was completed as the tallest building in the world in 1993, at 2,001 feet, surpassing the Sears Tower in height by almost 500 feet

History

Construction

1998

1999

Real World

  • In real life, the Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle was cancelled as a result of the Persian Gulf War, and the concurrent crash of the US real estate market in the early 1990's.

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