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Old May 12th, 2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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90 Story/1047 Foot Waterview Tower

I found the info at SSP, where it was stated that the Chicago tribune revelaed 111 West Wacker will be under way after being delayed for months and it''ll contain 82 floors now rather than the originally proposed 69. It definetely has the chance to be a 1000+ footer.

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Teng and Associates Inc. is starting to market condominiums in an 82-story building proposed for 111 W. Wacker Drive, an ambitious development plan for the Chicago architectural and engineering firm. To be called Waterview Tower, the structure will include 236 luxury condos and parking for 512 cars. Teng plans to move its headquarters to the building, taking about half of the 215,000 square feet of office space.

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http://www.waterviewtower.com/

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Old May 12th, 2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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It may just barely be a 1000 footer. Depends if the additional floors are all residential, office or combination. I tend to repeat myself with this statement:

Residential and hotels have shorter slab to slab height then office. The construction has considerble differences between the two.

Though I would like it to be at least a 1000 footer. That would mean 2 proposed 1000+ ft tower nearly across from each other. That would be a site to watch as both have the possibility to rise at the same time..... If that happens.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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really nice, i wish it comes true!
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Old May 13th, 2004, 01:01 AM   #4
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Thats awesome!!!

Is this just a pipedream or what?
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Old May 13th, 2004, 02:40 AM   #5
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How long has this been proposed?
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Old May 13th, 2004, 06:53 AM   #6
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Thats awesome!!!

Is this just a pipedream or what?
No, it's definitely a serious proposal. Whether or not it's constructed depends on whether they can sell enough of the apartments to secure construction financing.

The building will be mostly residential, but will have offices as well. Teng & Associates, the architecture and engineering firm that designed it and is also the developer, will occupy roughly half of the office space, but they're probably need to prelease some of the rest as well. For the residential units, the only worry is that when interest rates rise in the U.S. this summer, the condo market may soften. But it's a great building in a great location, so its chances of success are as good as any other proposal.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 07:08 AM   #7
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Awesome. Nice building... a great addition to an already great skyline.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 07:24 AM   #8
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I think that even though its not intended as a 1,000 footer right this moment, that they will make it one by the time it's done. US developers seem to be responding to both the market, and the ego bruising going on overseas, with all of thier supertalls going up while America builds its suburbs.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 07:42 AM   #9
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What a sexy building.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 08:06 AM   #10
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A slender beauty this one
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Old May 13th, 2004, 09:12 AM   #11
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I hope it's a 1000 footer. Better yet, 1100 feet. The latter highly unlikely though unless all 82 floors were office space, like Aon, which is also 80-something built at a time when floor-to-ceiling height of your typical office tower was shorter than it is today.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 02:28 PM   #12
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That's very nice. It will add to the row of beautiful buildings on that side of the river.
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Old May 18th, 2004, 10:20 PM   #13
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Found by BVictor1:

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Old May 19th, 2004, 03:57 AM   #14
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For the record. . . this is the old design. . .

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Old May 20th, 2004, 07:18 PM   #15
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Here's what the site looks like as of yesterday (19 May, 2004):



Here's a close-up of the artist's rendering:

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 01:45 AM   #16
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 03:08 AM   #17
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Great find Naptown!

In the world forum they said it would be 967ft/295m
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Old May 25th, 2004, 06:00 AM   #18
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These are the same numbers emporis has. I doubt it will be taller.

BTW - anyone think this is far too stupid a name for such a beautiful structure?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 06:04 AM   #19
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Looks nice! I can't wait for it to get well into construction!
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Old May 25th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #20
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I agree, very sexy.
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