Trump Tower (Tampa)
|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|Trump Tower Tampa|
Trump Tower Tampa logo construction screen
|Type||Shopping, condo-hotels, luxury condominiums|
|Location||11 South Ashley Drive
|Cost||Est. $225 million|
|Roof||600 feet (183 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||SimDag LLC|
Trump Tower Tampa is the former name of an unfinished (and possibly abandoned) condominium project located in downtown Tampa, Florida. The building would be visible from the end of Bayshore Boulevard and Tampa General Hospital on the Hillsborough River waterline. Ground was broken on March 2, 2006, and in July 2007 the foundation footings were drilled. Brownstone Partners Tampa, an investment group led by Robert Owens of O,R&L Facility Services, acquired the property on June 20, 2011.
As of March 9, 2007, the fence surrounding the construction site was taken down and some of the construction equipment was gone; although two cranes remained. On March 9, 2007 the developers acknowledged in a press release that, "Cost overruns won't be the only obstacles Related [the development company] faces. Soil issues at the site, unpaid contractors and a general perception from the community that the 52-story luxury condominium tower will never be built also stand in the way of making the tower a success."
On May 30, 2007, Donald Trump demanded his name be removed from the project, and sued the developers for over $1 million in unpaid license fees for the use of the Trump name. On the same day, the phone at the developer's office was listed as disconnected.
After acquiring the property in a June 2011 deal, Robert Owens told the Wall Street Journal that he plans to build a mixed-use complex with retail, offices and a hotel or condominiums there.
- Press Release: Trump Tower Tampa Underway - 3/2/2006 - Retrieved July 16, 2007
- Press Release: Trump Tower managing partner sees no need for redesign - 3/9/2007 - Retrieved July 16, 2007
- No Trump Tower for Tampa WTVT Tampa Bay 2007-05-30