You don't have to go to Disney World to get that feeling of uncontrollable plummeting at a Tower of Terror.
Just take a look at what's been happening to prices at The Tower condominiums, 40 N Tower Rd in Oak Brook.
Unit 11K, a one-bedroom that sold for $164,500 in 2006 has been on and off the market for two and a half years, and is currently priced at $88,300, a 46% drop.
Some of the two-bedroom units at The Tower appear to be doing a bit better. Unit 6M, a corner with 2 baths, sold for $180,000 in 2003 and is now listed at $168,000. But that unit is competing with Unit 5N, priced at $128,000, 16% below the 2003 price. That's a mere $112 above the price of the one-bedroom Unit 14L, which sold for $165,000 in 2007.
Would you take a one-bedroom on a high-floor for essentially the same price as a two-bedroom on a lower floor? Are the Oak Brook views that good?