The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile-High Chicago Tower
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled plans for The Mile High Illinois, a tower that would be four times the height of the Empire State Building. But it would never be built.
The towering pyramid of glass and steel stretched up toward the sky to reach a towering 2,717 feet, or twice the height of the Empire State Building.
While this incredible feat of engineering and human mastery over gravity is breathtaking even through the filter of photographs, it’s only a shadow of a building that was planned over 60 years ago, one that many say the Burj Khalifa owes a huge debt of gratitude.