Thursday 22nd October 2009. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Eric Trump & Andy Weiss, The Trump Organization, New York, presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. The Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago completes this year as the tallest building in the US built in 35 years, since Sears Tower. In addition, it has set new records for what can be achieved with phased occupancy whilst construction continues unabated above. As one project in a portfolio of significant international skyscrapers now built and under development, we hear from the Trump Organization on the motivations behind these projects.