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West Wacker Drive: To Build or Not to Build?
In 1980, Thomas J. Klutznick, president of a Chicago-based development company, was considering whether he should build a Class A building on a second-rate site outside the Central Loop or not. He had a promising design, but the economic conditions, concurrent construction boom in other prime locations in Chicago Downtown, and high interest rates suggested he should think long and hard before committing the company's resources to this speculative undertaking.
Keywords: Development Economics;
Real Estate Industry;