Quote of the day: the Spire is top priority

“When I was sitting in Copenhagen and things went south, this moved to the No. 1 slot. We’re way past the look-see stage. We’re in the commitment stage now… They want us at the table. They don’t have a lot of people at the table that can throw in the money that we can throw in.”

– Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council, on a proposal to kick-start the the Chicago Spire’s construction with AFL-CIO pension investment funds. Spire developer Garrett Kelleher will meet with union officials today to discuss the plan, the Tribune reports.

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