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Name the New Skyscraper

By April 1, 2009

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At a press conference this morning, April 1, 2009, it was announced that a project for Arizona's tallest building is being considered. Located in downtown Phoenix in the area currently occupied by a parking garage south of Jefferson between 3rd and 4th Streets, and at 120 stories tall, it will dwarf the 40-story Chase Tower (which old-timers in the area will remember as the Valley National Bank Building). Although most of the tenants will be businesses, the east side of the tower between the 6th floor and the 24th Floor will be comprised of premium priced condos, on the assumption that when the roof is open at Chase Field, residents will be able to see the Arizona Diamondbacks games from their perched positions on the balconies.
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Artist Rendering of Skyscraper.
Photo Credit: Getty Image News
What do you think the building should be named?

(Happy April Fool's Day!)


April 1, 2009 at 2:24 am
(1) Judy Hedding says:

Happy April Fool’s Day!

April 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm
(2) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

What pretty spirals!

April 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm
(3) Connie G. says:

LOL! What a great idea – for an April’s Fool.

September 20, 2009 at 2:19 am
(4) Mike says:

Of course I knew you were kidding! Phoenix will NEVER build a 120 story skyscraper not even a 50 story skyscraper NOT even a skyscraper at all for that matter! The midgets we have in downtown are not skyscrapers and the City of Phoenix should be ashamed of themselves for having a horrible looking skyline. Hey Mayor Gordon and the rest of you who run Phoenix,Arizona: You are running the 5th largest city in the United States of America, it’s time to grow UP and act like a real city, we are not in the 1970′s no more. The Chase Tower is not even considered a tower at all in today’s society. While cities like Oklahoma City (hardly in the top 10) are building 900 foot skyscrapers you people are barely approving short buildings 27-30 stories. I know, instead of building low rises all over the place why don’t you just build one 1000 foot skyscraper that we can call our own and be proud of and just cancel the other projects.

October 15, 2009 at 3:08 am
(5) Jasmine J. says:

I am afraid that I have to agree with Mike on this one. Phoenix,Arizona is a MAJOR and very important city in the United States of America and it should have some iconic skyscrapers. We have all the potential. Just think about it we have no major earthquakes, tornadoes, floodings, or any other natural disasters. Phoenix is the PERFECT place to build massive skyscrapers. Take a look at Oklahoma City: they have tons of tornadoes there and even they are building a 900 foot skyscraper BEFORE us! How embarrasing is that?

October 17, 2009 at 7:10 pm
(6) Don F. says:

Phoenix: the city with absolutely no character. The least you guys could have done was build this skyscraper to gain a little fame.

November 4, 2009 at 12:37 am
(7) Ray Dean says:

Well I guess I’m going to be the 4th person to agree that Phoenix ACTUALLY needs to build a skyscraper like the one pictured above. The City of Phoenix should really spend some quality time and read these comments carefully. If so much people agree that Phoenix has no character whatsoever then it is really time for a downtown makeover and I don’t mean building a bunch of 20 story buildings.

April 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(8) Build it higher says:

Would totally be a great idea to build a tower like that! It is embarrassing that PHX has such a crappy skyline. We need more towers, higher ones too!!! The cost of the materials should be lower than in 2005, learn from CHINA in case you have any doubts… check out the city of Dalian, about the size of Phoenix with 100% more high rises

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