Skyscraper hubris

Dearborn street outside my office window is closed due to a construction accident: a crane at One South Dearborn, now under construction, brushed Bank One Plaza. One window was knocked out and a bit of the crane fell onto the street below, apparently hitting a car.

The classical hubris here is that One South’s anchor tenant-to-be is Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, which is moving its offices from… Bank One Plaza. Further, Bank One provided the primary mortgage for One South Dearborn. What an ingrateful building!