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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #81
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What caught my attention is not that there won't be a spire, or that condos may reach the very top of the tower, but that financing was lined up, meaning they can begin construction without pre-selling condos. If this is true, then we may see ground breaking very soon. I just hope it's true!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #82
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I am simply stunned by this news. I am also really excited about the sources which say that funding is already lined up.

This is GREAT!!

I'm gonna go drink to this!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:48 AM   #83
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Imagine on a brochure "Panoramic view from 150th floor"
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:52 AM   #84
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Wow, I wonder what the design is going to look like now.

Tallest all residential tower in the world? Nah, if that happens Dubai will make a copy just so they get the title.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:56 AM   #85
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Would this redesign need to go back to the city council for reapproval?
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #86
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this is GREAT NEWS!
never was a big fan of spires or pedestals.
there is no way they will have trouble selling these condos
even at the stratospheric prices they will command.

who will get the PENTHOUSE? and how much will that go for?
Maybe a new record for chicago.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #87
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Would this redesign need to go back to the city council for reapproval?
yes...

but i don't see any problems there
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #88
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I'm eager to see how this alters the design. Fantastic news!!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #89
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Sick. Lets all chip in and buy a condo on one of the top floors. We can make it the official SSC Headquarters.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #90
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What caught my attention is not that there won't be a spire, or that condos may reach the very top of the tower, but that financing was lined up, meaning they can begin construction without pre-selling condos. If this is true, then we may see ground breaking very soon. I just hope it's true!
That really would be stunning.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:17 AM   #91
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there is about to be something on WGN Channel 9 news about the project.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:24 AM   #92
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WOW!!!!!!!!

1,000 condos?? Even for a building of this height that seems like a lot. Something about the financing too. I wonder if it is essentially self-financed by Murphy's company, or at least enough so that other lenders aren't taking the risk.

I don't think the analysis they listed about condo sales being down in Chicago even applies to this building. In terms of cachet and, more imporatantly, price, this building is in a different league for other Chicago condos. My guess is that buyers here won't even be interested in any other site, and buyers elsewhere won't be will only be interested in these condos to the degree they can afford them. Totally different product, like saying that sales of Cadillacs are down, then using that to predict how sales of Bentleys will be... not the same customers.

I can't wait to see construction start, hopefully everything is as it seems!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #93
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So will this officially have a higher occupiable floor than Burj Dubai now? If so, will this create some controversy over what building is actually taller, or maybe a sharing of the title?

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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #94
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I agree... I don't think that a project like this is too much a player for market conditions. This is a marquee building and would sell no matter what the condition of the housing market.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #95
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:46 AM   #96
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B dubai will still have higher occupiable floors, around 700m says the B dubai forumers.

but who the hell cares, 610m is plenty impressive. damn, just put 3m on top of that so it can beat Russia tower!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #97
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Does anyone else think it's amusing and ironic that the Chicago Spire won't, in fact, have a spire but be occupiable floors all the way up?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #98
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Does anyone else think it's amusing and ironic that the Chicago Spire won't, in fact, have a spire but be occupiable floors all the way up?
Chicago Spire wasn't a set name, they just called it that to get away from Fordham I believe. And who knows, maybe there will be a spire added later down the road when the FAA allow it.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 06:10 AM   #99
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Went to SSP to see if there is more news ....I am sure there is what is up with that site it is down more than it is up lately.....

Anyhow


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Old December 7th, 2006, 06:29 AM   #100
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^ True. SSP's been suckin awful lately. Ptoooey!

To celebrate, I again commence in the consumption of Guinness beer, as a tip o' the hat to Kelleher's homeland
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