The tower is stated in peepthatshit.com as a building that "was built by Lyle Cleethorpes V purely to demonstrate to the world his great wealth. As a filthy-rich heir to a, quite frankly, awful family, fame obsessed Cleethorpes will do anything to get his face or name up in lights."
The tower, as well as the person involved in its construction, are based on both the Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, as well as Donald Trump. Cleethorpes Tower bears an uncanny resemblance with the Trump Tower down to the vegetated terraced decks near the base, and its facade design.
- A building of similar construction was previously featured in the GTA III—GTA Vice City Stories rendition of Liberty City, being located near the southern tip of Torrington, Staunton Island.
- Trump Tower was on the console version's front cover of the original Grand Theft Auto.
- According to the in game website peepthatshit.com the Cleethorpes Tower has a balcony on the top floor which is "Used by rich people to spit on poor people below."