Construction on the Spire has been put on hold due to the economy (via Gapers Block). The local supertall biz is doing fine, though, provided the buildings aren’t built here–Blair Kamin reports that Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, both recently of SOM, just signed on for four buildings ($15 billion worth) in Dubai, all on “super fast track.” [Does Dubai need an alt-weekly? I have experience.]

Photo by SolarWind-Chicago, July 2, 2008