Indeed, the Windy City’s Trump International Hotel and Tower is the fourth-tallest building in the United States.
So among tableaus that, according to the first lady’s office, celebrate “the diversity and ingenuity of American architecture,” you can spot the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Gateway Arch, but no other Trumpian structures.
You can forgive us for wondering: President Trump prides himself on his real estate portfolio. His daughter, presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, praised her father’s building prowess in her 2016 GOP convention speech: “In our business, you’re not a builder unless you’ve got a building to show for it,” she said. “Or in my father’s case, city skylines.”
And he has a history of overestimating his buildings' prominence, if past artistic endeavors are any indication. Let’s recall that Donald Trump once drew a sketch for a charity auction of the Manhattan skyline that showed his Trump Tower towering over the city (spoiler: it doesn’t).