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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #181
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I don't wanna to sound mean or anything, but the post office building is really ugly.
Consider that in 1932 when they wrapped that 1926 factory-style facility wth 2.5 million sq. ft. of analog equipment with a utilitarian Art Deco exterior, 'beauty' wasn't a major consideration. Like the Merchandise Mart, it has all the monumentality you'd expect from "the City of Broad Shoulders". The river that it sits next to was itself re-channeled and straightened to accomodate a massive rail yard. Not a particularly romantic setting.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #182
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Well, this is SKYSCRAPERcity.com last time I checked.
Once again, I have nothing against skyscrapers or supertalls but I do have a problem with butt ugly and suburban designs, especially when they're in the wrong location. If that's the kind of stuff you like then more power to you. I'm sure it would look pretty good in Orlando.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:06 AM   #183
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Once again, I have nothing against skyscrapers or supertalls but I do have a problem with butt ugly and suburban designs, especially when they're in the wrong location. If that's the kind of stuff you like then more power to you. I'm sure it would look pretty good in Orlando.
Let's just say this is a "perfect world" and you get to be the lucky one to choose where this would be built: where would you put this proposal in the city?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #184
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I've never understood why people think that the downtown areas are "wrong" for supertall skyscrapers . Perhaps a farmer's field somewhere is better ?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #185
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i dont really get why people are saying this is the wrong area for this development. since its going to essentially be a city within a city i dont really think it matters where this is built.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #186
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Maybe they should build it on the moon lol. I'm not going to tell them ppl of Chicago, what they should or shouldn't build in there city.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #187
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I can't believe there are already 180 posts, much less a thread, on this completely unrealistic proposal. I don't mean to suppress discussion or anything, but there's no need to even think about the plans because there's almost no chance they'll ever happen, certainly not with this design or timetable.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #188
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I can't believe there are already 180 posts, much less a thread, on this completely unrealistic proposal. I don't mean to suppress discussion or anything, but there's no need to even think about the plans because there's almost no chance they'll ever happen, certainly not with this design or timetable.
ah, but you just stated the reason why this thread is so active. almost no chance. that means that, however small, there still is a chance, which means people can have hope that such a gigantic proposal can become reality.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:42 AM   #189
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Besides, I think all of us really want the US/Chicago to have a 2000 foot tall building
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #190
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not all of us do, but i know i sure do.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #191
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Truth be told I'm not really interested. I just wanted to see the chances, of it getting built is.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #192
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I've never understood why people think that the downtown areas are "wrong" for supertall skyscrapers . Perhaps a farmer's field somewhere is better ?
you mean like this?

I don't think the post office building is too bad. I quite like art deco anyway.
The towers though, I really hope they are just placeholders, and they design something incredible. keep the spires though, because it kind of suits Chicago.

My guess is that the retail area will be built around the front facade of the post office building, and leaving a large open space for it, kind of like this
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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #193
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Well I'd like to see this go through, but I don't think it fits in the area right. Maybe scrap the 2,000 footer and keep the surrounding towers ? And maybe propose something around 1200 feet as a centerpiece.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #194
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But why this location, on the edge of town (and right next to Willis too). In my humble opinion, this building (and by extension, any of those other 2000 footers) would look better in the middle of the city, to have a more powerful effect.

Putting these 2000 footers on the edge of the city kind of "shifts" the focus of the skyline to whichever direction the building is, and makes for a weird lopsided effect.
Future growth in Chicago depends on developers pushing the limits of the "traditional" city center. The Sears Tower was constructed in a practical dead zone in 1973, considered too far way from the CBD, yet over the last 38 years has led a linear westward expansion of downtown. Even though this project has a snowballs chance in hell of seeing reality, its great to see some focus spreading westward.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #195
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Actually the Freedom Tower is a bit smaller then the New Chicago tower thats going to be built. The Freedom Tower Antenna is half way of the the new Chicago Tower Antennas.

Freedom Tower (+Antenna): 1,776 ft
Old Post Office Tower: 2000 ft

And I believe thats without the Antennas if Im not mistaking.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #196
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Actually the Freedom Tower is a bit smaller then the New Chicago tower thats going to be built. The Freedom Tower Antenna is half way of the the new Chicago Tower Antennas.

Freedom Tower (+Antenna): 1,776 ft
Old Post Office Tower: 2000 ft

And I believe thats without the Antennas if Im not mistaking
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Old July 28th, 2011, 01:14 AM   #197
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1WTC is 1,368 feet without the spire.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #198
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I made a model of main tower..Look at this..Crazy!!

















And here's the whole development..I'll make smaller towers later which are about 300 m tall..

Can you tell me how were you able to make this, what browser? what do i have to buy? Its really interesting and cool how you made this.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #199
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It's done with Google Sketchup by the looks of it, which is free.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #200
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I NEVER KNEW OF THE EXISTANCE OF THIS. i know what im doing for the rest of my summer
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