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For Chicago: a building to dwarf all others

Developers in Chicago, home of three of the world's five tallest buildings, are drawing up plans to construct a 169-story skyscraper - nearly half a mile high - dwarfing any other building on earth, The Chicago Tribune reports.

The $1.25 billion structure, proposed for a site north of the Loop, is on the drawing boards of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Foreign investors would supply much of the money.

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