That Time Donald Trump Tried to Sue a Tribune Architecture Critic Into Oblivion

That time donald trump tried to sue a tribune architecture critic into oblivion

You may recall an entertaining Twitter spat that broke out between reality-TV turned reality-politics star Donald Trump and Pulitzer-winning Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin. A few years ago Trump built a generally well-received addition to the skyline, and in the manner of someone labeling his stapler at work, decided to come back around and stick his last name on it. Kamin, in his role as person who evaluates architecture, wrote that it was a garish “wart” on a “handsome skyscraper” that is otherwise a “plus for the skyline.”

Trump, in his role as person who yells at people on Twitter, went ballistic on Kamin, calling him a “third rate architecture critic” for the “failing @chicagotribune.”

Kamin got off easy compared to his predecessor, the late Paul Gapp, who was also a Pulitzer-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune. Gapp was a prolific writer of considerable depth and intellectual breadth—finding time not just to cover the city’s skyscrapers but the architecture of gentrification and criminal-justice facilities—and recognized by his peers for it. But his achievements were overshadowed by his run-in with The Donald: a $500 million lawsuit over one column, about Trump’s plan to build the tallest building in America in Manhattan. []

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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