11/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Trump Promises 'The Best Lit Spire In Chicago'

A reader of this blog, Steve Perlman, posed an excellent question Monday: Will the spire atop Donald Trump's Chicago mega-skyscraper be lit and, if so, how? "Chicago has arguably the most significant and unique collection of illuminated architectural peaks in the world," Steve wrote, acknowledging that New York and Hong Kong might beg to differ. "This was so dramatically illustrated as the entire Chicago skyline was illuminated in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

I put Steve's question to Andrew Weiss, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, and here's what Andrew emailed back: "Lighting is still ahead of us. I was just talking to Mr. Trump about the upcoming spire installation [a helicopter will install the spire on Saturday and Sunday] and I mentioned your interest in it. He said that if lighting was important to you, he would make it 'the best lit spire in Chicago.'"

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