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All the “Official” Trump Towers – and one unofficial one ;)
Ah, Mr Trump. We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of him. If not, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America, and well, he isn’t a very popular man…
Despite his current role as President of the United States of America, Trump’s career actually began in real estate, working for his father, Fred Trump. Fred owned a very successful real estate firm, building and selling houses for soldiers and their families in World War ll. Donald eventually took over the business, changed its name to The Trump Organization, and mostly dealt with estate investments for large apartment buildings and the Federal Housing Administration.
Almost 10 years later, Trump teamed up with the Holiday Inn, Corp., and developed a multimillion hotel and casino complex. From here, Trump soared, and now owns 12 towers under the Trump brand.
But as many of you might know, all is not as it seems in the world of Trump Towers.
While researching the real story of the Trump Real Estate Corporation, we discovered an additional 3 buildings that were either never started, cancelled or weren’t even going to be a ‘thing’.
Trump Tower NYC
Trump Tower in New York City are Trump’s main headquarters. Construction of the skyscraper began in 1979 and today it contains apartments, offices, and shops. President Trump, and some of his family, are also known to reside in this building.
Facts About Trump Tower NYC:
The building stands at approx. 202m/663 feet
Has 58 floors
Opened in 1983
Cost $300 million
The architect/developer for the project was Der Scutt
Located in Manhattan, New York City, United States
Trump Towers, Istanbul
Trump Towers in Istanbul consists of 2 skyscrapers conjoined (hence the plural “towers”). One of the buildings is an office tower, and the other is residential.
Trump Towers Istanbul currently houses 200 residents, 80 shops, and a multiplex cinema.
Facts About Trump Towers Istanbul:
The height of the 2 buildings is approx 155m/509 feet
1 of the towers has 39 floors, the other has 37 floors
Smaller than the previous buildings, Trump Towers in Florida are still a sight to behold thanks to the 3 identical towers and contemporary architecture. All the buildings consist solely of living accommodation, housing 271 units each.
Facts About Trump Towers Sunny Isles Beach, Florida:
Located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, United States
Trump Tower White Plains, New York
Another one of Trump’s smaller skyscrapers is the Trump Tower White Plains. Construction began in 2003 and ended in 2005. This building is another accomodation-only skyscraper that upon opening, housed 212 redsidents.
Located in Westchester County, New York, United States
Trump Towers Pune, India
This particular complex may have made our list, however the buildings are not owned or developed by The Trump Organization, nor has The Trump Organization funded this project.
Trump Towers Pune has an unpublic licensing deal with Trump which has given them the rights to use the name ‘Trump’ (hardly an unusual phenomenon).
Because of the unpublic nature of this deal, we’re limited with the details we can share, such as the cost, architects, and developers, but here are a few details for those interested in these 2 buildings.
Facts About Trump Towers Pune, India:
2 buildings sitting at 87.93m high
24 floors, all residential
The buildings were opened in 2016
Located in Pune, India
Trump Tower Manila, Philippines
Trump Tower Manila, or Trump Tower at Century City, is a residential building, and currently stands as the second-tallest building in the Philippines. Reservations for the rooms began in 2011, 6 years before the tower’s construction was completed!
Facts About Trump Towers Manila, Philippines:
The skyscraper sits at 280m/918.64 feet high
57 floors of residential accommodation occupy the building
Located in Manhattan, New York City, United States
Trump Tower Punta del Este, Uruguay (not yet built)
A new tower to add to President Trump’s collection, the Trump Tower Punta del Este is currently under construction. Plans for the building were announced in 2012, with construction beginning in 2014. Under the watchful eye of Trump’s son, Eric Trump, the building is set to be completed in early 2020.
Facts about Trump Tower Punta del Este, Uruguay:
The building is estimated to stand at 85m/279 feet when completed
26 floors have been announced, all for residential housing
The Trump International Hotel and Tower sits proudly by the Chicago River. The skyscraper was, at first, announced as the tallest building in the world but due to the 9/11 attacks a few months later, Trump redesigned the building and it’s now the world’s fourth tallest.
Facts About Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago:
Sits at a whopping 423.20m high
Has 98 floors used for retail, parking, condominiums and a hotel
Similar to the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, the NYC version also houses a combination of hotel rooms and residential housing. This skyscraper is far shorter and doesn’t have the retail space of its Chicago sibling, but it still sits proudly between Broadway and Central Park – one of the most sort after areas in New York.
Facts About Trump International Hotel and Tower, NYC:
Consists of 44 floors, used for residential condominium and a hotel
Originally opened in 1971, renovated by Trump, and reopened in 1997
70 floors used for a hotel and residential housing
Opened in 2011
Cost $400 million
Architect/developer for the project was Arias Serna Saravia
Located in Panama City, Panama
Trump International Hotel and Tower, Vancouver
Another hotel and residential housing tower by The Trump Organization, construction on this beautiful tower in Canada started in 2012. Plans for the building began in 2009, however the project was temporarily cancelled in February 2009, with developers confirming the project would proceed in August of the same year.
Facts About The Trump International Hotel and Tower, Vancouver:
Trump Projects that Were Cancelled, Never Completed, or Never Started
Trump Towers, Rio
If this project was completed, Donald Trump would have been the proud owner of the “largest office complex in Brazil” award. Unfortunately the Trump Towers Rio was proposed and announced in 2012, with a five-tower office and mixed-use complex, but due to a lengthy wait in government approval, the project never started.
It’s been said that The Trump Organization is no longer involved with the project and a date for starting work on the site has not been confirmed.
Facts About So-Close-Yet-So-Far Trump Tower, Rio:
The 5 towers would have sat at approx. 150m high
38 floors were proposed in all 5 towers
2 of the buildings were expected to open in 2016, ahead of the city’s summer Olympics