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Around the world in 10 Trump Towers

Here are 10 skyscrapers developed by and bearing the name of the man who might be elected president of the United States next week.

Before joining the race for the White House, Donald Trump was a prolific real-estate developer.

The American businessman took over his father’s company in 1971, and has since amassed a property empire that began in New York and spread across globe.

Trump’s most recognisable developments are his residential and hotel towers, ten of which are listed below:

Trump Tower, New York City


This 58-storey building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is home to Donald Trump’s main offices, and has also acted as the headquarters for his presidential campaign.

Completed in 1983, the tower was designed by American architect Der Scutt. It is distinguished by a stepped corner planted with trees, which manifests as a zig-zagging facade above.

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago


Skyscraper aficionados Skidmore, Owings and Merrill were tasked with the design for this 1,389-foot-high (423.4-metre) tower on the Chicago River.

Trump originally announced that it would be the tallest building in the world, but the plans were scaled back after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Trump Ocean Club, Panama City


Colombian firm Arias Serna Saravia is behind the design of Trump’s only Latin American project to get off the ground.

Its sail-like form – completed in 2011 – includes 369 hotel rooms and 700 condominium units, which all get the use of a private beach club among the development’s amenities.

Trump Towers, Istanbul


The first Trump Towers to be built in Europe are a conjoined pair; one houses offices and the other contains over 200 residences, with a shopping mall and multiplex cinema in the connecting section.

Both the Turkish owner of the towers and the country’s president reportedly want to remove Trump’s name from the buildings, after the developer-turned-politician voiced wishes to ban Muslims from the US.

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Toronto


As the second-tallest skyscraper in Canada, at 908 feet (277 metres), the Zeidler Partnership Architects-designed tower in Toronto’s financial district includes 260 luxury hotel rooms and 109 condominiums.

The building has also had issues surrounding its name – last year a Toronto city councillor called for its builder, and the city, to disassociate itself with Trump after his anti-Muslim remarks.

Trump World Tower, New York City


Blackened bronze-tinted glass clads this sinister-looking residential tower on the east side of Midtown Manhattan.

Rising 72 floors, the building by architect Costas Kondylis was completed in 2001 and featured prominently in the 2007 crime drama film Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas


The Nevada desert reflects off the golden facades of this hotel and condo building, located just off the infamous Las Vegas Strip.

The tower is the city’s tallest residential building at 640 feet (200 metres). It was due to get a twin built beside it in 2008, but the project remains on hold.

Trump Towers, Sunny Isles Beach


These three identical 271-unit towers sit side by side along the waterfront in the Florida resort of Sunny Isles Beach, just north of Miami.

Triple-pronged in plan, the buildings feature rounded balconies cut from white facades. They were designed by local architecture firm Sieger Suarez.

Trump SoHo, New York City


In Manhattan’s SoHo district, this 46-storey tower clad in double-sided mirrors was designed by Handel Architects, with interiors by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group.

Designated as a hotel condominium, the building’s units cannot be occupied by the same person for more than 29 days in any 36-day period, or for more than 120 days a year.

Trump Tower, Manila


Set to complete this year, the residential tower at the Century City development in Makati, Manila, will become one of the tallest buildings in the Philippines.

Its design, which features peeled-away corners, was conceived by architect Jason Pomeroy whilst working at Broadway Malyan Asia, though the project passed to his new firm Pomeroy Studio once it was established.


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