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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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New Calatrava-designed Tower in Chicago to surpass Sears Tower

Carley Aims to Usurp Sears Tower ‘Tallest’ Title
By Mark Ruda
Last updated: July 25, 2005 11:00am

CHICAGO-Christopher T. Carley plans to build a luxury condominium tower that he says would be the tallest skyscraper in the US. Carley’s Fordham Co. has commissioned a design by Santiago Calatrava, whose projects include the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City and Milwaukee Art Museum expansion.

The design of the lakefront Fordham Spire, as well as details concerning location, cost and financing, will be unveiled Wednesday morning, says a spokesperson for the developer. However, the unveiling is set for the Museum of Contemporary Art at 220 E. Chicago Ave., and Carley’s condominium developments include Fordham Tower, the Pinnacle and 65 E. Goethe, all in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Carley is said to have spent three years working on bringing a Calatrava design to Chicago.

At 110 stories and 1,454 feet, the title of the US’ tallest building belongs to Sears Tower. Would-be developers have pitched plans for record-breaking buildings Downtown. That includes Donald Trump, who ultimately scaled back his condominium and hotel building under construction at 401 N. Wabash Ave. following the destruction of the World Trade Center. Taipei 101 in Taiwan is currently considered the world’s tallest building.
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We're talking at least 450m here.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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Serious !!!!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #3
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Serious. This is from Crains magazine, a respected business journal. It will be interesting to have a new supertall on the lake. This has totally changed my week, when I woke up I was waiting for the launch of Discovery tomorrow morning. Now I'm waiting for Wednesday's unveiling.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #4
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wow roll on wednesday..... And you know that if its in chicago itll probably be built too. very exiting, hope it doesnt end up bigger than BD though, i want dubai to have its time in the sun.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #5
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Woah! TALLEST in the Americas!
and a CONDO!
and a CALATRAVA!
Can't wait till wednesday
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #6
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This sounds really promising!
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HOLY CRAP! This just made my day!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #8
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Very cool if build. This is not the first time a supertall is presented for Chicago and which became a phantom project, so let's hope for the best.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #9
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Developer's website:
http://www.fordhamco.com/default.html
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Wow! Can't wait until Wednesday for the render! It's great to see that the US is still building supertalls. This is absoloutely FANTASTIC news.
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I haven't been able to find any other news on this. Would it be on Crain's website?
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #12
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I got this in an email, in which I was told it was from Crain's, but the same article has been posted at SSP, but they say it's from GlobeST.com. I did some searching and I've found the source:

http://www.globest.com/news/333_333/.../136565-1.html
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Calatrava-designed tallest scraper in US??

are you kidding me???



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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #14
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any pics of the project?
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^The plans are going to be released on Wednesday.
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Good news.Let's wait until Wednesday to see what's coming.
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Awesome!!!! Can't wait for Wednesday!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #20
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Quote:
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Very cool if build. This is not the first time a supertall is presented for Chicago and which became a phantom project, so let's hope for the best.
Sadly true and it always seems to be the really cool towers that get the ax.

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