Open Letter to Chicago: Stop Santiago Caltrava’s Spire


According to TIME‘s RICHARD LACAYO, the slow real estate market has halted the progress on famed Spanish architect SANTIAGO CALATRAVA‘s CHICAGO SPIRE, a project which was originally slated to be completed in 2011. If it’s canceled this will be Calatrava’s second skyscraper to get the ax in recent months — the first was a residential building in Lower Manhattan where 10,000 square foot “cubes” were priced at 30 million dollars a piece.

Is it just us, or could this be a possible silver lining to the current economic mess? And what is it with starchitects and phallic buildings? If this one gets built, it will be the tallest building in America; right now the construction site is home to a 110-foot wide hole.

We’re stopping there before the double entendre becomes too much, and turning the tables on you.

In honor of Halloween’s swift approach, send your best snaps of buildings that look like they’re haunted to, and we’ll post the best ones on Friday in honor of the holiday.

Here’s one to get you started: