New Chicago ordinance could remove Trump Tower sign due to impeachment

With President Trump facing his second impeachment, Chicago locals fight for the removal of the ‘Trump’ sign on Trump Tower.

Trump tower is located at 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. It is the second tallest building in the country standing at 98-stories. Overlooking the Chicago River, the skyscraper houses the Trump International Hotel, condominiums and a retail space. (Leah Sutton | @leahsuttonphotography)

In 2018, there were many Trump-owned apartment buildings that took the company to court demanding name changes to the buildings that used President Trump’s name. Amongst the apartment buildings were Trump Place and Trump Soho in New York City.

During the court case, Trump officials argued that changing the name would ‘violate the building’s licensing agreement.’

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The majority of residents in apartments such as Trump Place voted in favor of changing the name, according to NPR. 

With political tensions surrounding the insurrection at the Capitol, a new Chicago ordinance might be the final nail in the coffin of the iconic addition to the Chicago skyline.  

Many businesses are also trying to cut ties with the Trump Organization in wake of recent events.

The Chicago Tribune released that Alderman Gilbert Villegas (36th), City Council floor leader, planned to propose an ordinance that would prohibit “any person convicted of treason, sedition or subversive actions from doing business with the city, including having a sign permit.”

The passing of this ordinance would give the city cause to remove the ‘Trump’ sign on the Trump Tower now that President Trump is impeached. 

Photo Editor Leah Sutton can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LeahSutton_

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