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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #341
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Best Skyline in the U.S. = Chicago. Add this beast to it plz.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #342
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I 1000% agree with you
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #343
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Chicago has the nicest looking skyline in the US. It looks very organized.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #344
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Nice project, but I'd rather they revive this (the middle 1):

Chicago WTC
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Old October 11th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #345
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That'd be much more suited to the Chicago skyline, and is in the middle
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Old October 11th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #346
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It would be AMAZING if this could get built...

I think the US deserves a 2000 footer, NYC should also build one too hehe
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Old October 11th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #347
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Nice project, but I'd rather they revive this (the middle 1):

Chicago WTC
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I 100000000% agree with you. The Chicago World Trade Center was an awesome design
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Old October 11th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #348
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I like them both, though I prefer the Chicago WTC a bit more.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:44 AM   #349
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Any more news on this? I'm getting a feeling this isn't going to happen.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:24 PM   #350
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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:38 PM   #351
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With so few info released about this project so long ago I think the chance of these buildings being built is extremely low
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:34 AM   #352
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Always said Chicago has the best looking skyline in the US but, it does not show dominance like new yorks skyline.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 01:15 PM   #353
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Well, to me the Willis Tower is the most dominating skyscraper in existence
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Old November 7th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #354
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There is a reason why Chicago is named second best skyline in the world behind Hong Kong & New Yorks skyline third. But dont get me wrong New York has a kick a** skyline.

New York
Day: http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_im...ne_daytime.jpg
Night: http://wirednewyork.com/images/manha...k_skyline2.jpg

Chicago
Day: http://static.wix.com/media/813b73e3...1d0f9ab.wix_mp
Night:http://www.mycoolbackgrounds.com/bac...20Illinois.jpg

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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #355
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More information:

•Cost: $3.5 billion
•Podium: 18 stories above ground, five stories below ground, consisting of parking and retail space.
•Direct connection to I-290
•Eight-story pedestrian bridge across South Canal Street
•Six-story pedestrian bridge across the Chicago River
•6.2 million square feet of retail, restaurant, parking space
•12,000 free parking spaces
•4.1 million square feet of hotel space
•7,500 hotel rooms
•2 million square feet of office space
•20-acre green roof
•10-12,000 construction jobs
•20,000 permanent jobs
•Winter garden
•Riverwalks promised on both sides of the Chicago River

•Phase I: 2012-2015:

◦Retail added to old Post Office.
◦Parking added to old Post Office.
◦Hotel added to old Post Office.

•Phase II: 2016-2019:

◦Hotel tower added west of South Canal Street, spanning I-290.
◦Pedestrian bridge connects new hotel tower to old Post Office.
◦120-story mixed use tower erected on West Harrison Street.
◦Retail Podium added on West Harrison, spanning I-290.

•Phase III: 2019-2022:

◦Retail podium added east of Chicago River.
◦Pedestrian bridge spans West Harrison Street and the Chicago River connecting to Phase II
◦Two residential towers added
◦Parking garage added on South Wells Street (18 stories above ground, 5 stories below ground)



Source: http://blog.chicagoarchitecture.info...ll-skyscraper/
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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #356
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Interesting info, thanks Punkie. So in which phase would the supertall be build then?
It's mainly intended as living space, isn't it?

I'm still not too fond of this project, but let's see how it proceeds.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #357
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Interesting info, thanks Punkie. So in which phase would the supertall be build then?
It's mainly intended as living space, isn't it?

I'm still not too fond of this project, but let's see how it proceeds.
Looks like he's planning the high-boy for Phase II between 2016-2019. But that's really dependent on the approval process...
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Old November 7th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #358
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Thanks for the info desertpunk. It gives me a bit of hope that this might become reality
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #359
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Will it actually really get built though? that would be awesome!!
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Old November 7th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #360
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Too much massive building. I dont like that. Shap seems to be 70's ... like montparnass in Paris ... not great too
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And why are they cover up the historical facade ? pfff ...
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