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Old July 24th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #141
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Just don't call it twins, please It doesn't give the impression of twins and is not a twins. Twins are two identical separated towers. If you don't look closer you can't even say that part of it is separated. It just look like one building. The same goes with Incheon.
The Petronas Towers are connected as well, yet they are still called twins
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Old July 24th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #142
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They have just couple floors shared base at most, and the distance between the towers is much greater. The bridge? It's just a link between, not a significant shared part of the towers. Old Post Office will be more than third part of its height one tower (however you would try you can't call it a podium ) and above that two towers are so close to each others that gives me no impression of twins, really. You can call it "twinnish" at most but not a twins imo.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #143
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Yup, "twinish" is the best way to call it/them. It isn't really one building but it aren't really twin buildings. Though I do expect the controversy of how to call them to grow and grow.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #144
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Interesting question though..In theory, those are twins..Buildings are identical connected with the base..Only that base is huge in this case..

But I believe that there will be redesigning, possible height changes, etc..This is just a starting concept..They proposed this, now city will have something to say, they will change it, and by the time, compromise will be made and we'll see different design..
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Old July 24th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #145
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Probably a much smaller one.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #146
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Probably a much smaller one.
Hopefully not. They should rather scrap those additional smaller buildings and build only the big one if money would be a problem.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 03:12 PM   #147
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Wow, an actual proposal for Chicago? I can't believe it! I will watch this project closely, I mean how could I not (2000 footer in the US!)?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #148
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Looks like the only people salivating over this disgusting pipe dream are people who don't live here. I hope this junk gets built in one of your towns, lol.
I love the cynicism and pessimism of some of our Chicago forumers. They've been burned so many times on supertalls that the only proposal they have any faith in is the new CVS drugstore down the block!


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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #149
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Looks like the only people salivating over this disgusting pipe dream are people who don't live here. I hope this junk gets built in one of your towns, lol.
Well, this is SKYSCRAPERcity.com last time I checked.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #150
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It's a conjoined twin tower, how hard was that to figure out lol.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #151
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Oh. Wow. The future is now!
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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #152
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This would be a great complex, I really hope it gets built. Just one question, is it 2,000 ft. to the roof or to the spire?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #153
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No one really knows yet. But the info that was posted said to the roof. It never said anything about spires, So I'm guesting they're antennas.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #154
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Only NIMBY's not to want a project like this in your city. China grows, and some people are concerned about the shadow in your home in Chicago.

Incredible design, but I doubt very much that this will be built. I doubt that the commission of the city (people NIMBYS) allow something like this is built, they will commit suicide.

Either way, it would be amazing if it were built. It would be nice, and would encourage growth for the city.

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Old July 24th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #155
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Nimby can't really complain, the Sears(Willis) tower is right down the street. And from the picture I've seen, it already looks pretty dark over there.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #156
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It's true. hehehe

But we know NIMBYS, they do not want the city to grow.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 04:09 AM   #157
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I don't like the location. Would rather see something this tall more centrally located vs on the outskirts the rest of the skyscrapers. Willis Tower also IMO is too far out of the central core. I'd also rather have seen the Spire start up again.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #158
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Only thing I can say is, the Spire was greenlighted so... Yes this might be MUCH bigger in all aspects, it might just have a chance.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #159
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Here's a look at the Old Chicago Post Office:

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Old Main Post Office over the Congress Parkway.The Old Chicago Main Post Office is a nine-story-tall building in Chicago designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White and built in 1921. The original structure was a brick-sided mail terminal building, still sited just east of the main building that engulfs Eisenhower Expressway as it turns into the Congress Parkway. Major expansion in 1932 added a total of nine floors for more than 60 acres, or 2.5 million square feet of floorspace. Its footprint, as initially designed, would have blocked the proposed Congress Parkway extension. As a compromise, a hole for the Parkway was reserved in the base of the Post Office and utilized twenty years later. In 1966 the Main Chicago Post Office came to a virtual halt when a logjam of 10 million pieces of mail clogged the system for almost one whole week. With Chicago rated worst in postal deliveries, a new Main Post Office was proposed for right across Harrison Street. In 1997, the old building was vacated in favor of the new, modernized facility. The official address of the Old Post office is 433 W. Van Buren, Chicago, IL. A February 2006 report by the General Accounting Office stated that it costs the government $2 million a year to maintain the retired building. It's been empty for 15 years and it's sitting on one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the midwest.


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Old July 25th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #160
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This is an awesome place for such a project
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