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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #801
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It's sad to see the city keep going in the wrong direction.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #802
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It's sad to see the city keep going in the wrong direction.
I wouldn't be too worried, because the market is definitely improving in Chicago, and it has some great buildings in the works. The tallest, besides this, being about 300m...
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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #803
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Only the residential market, though. It has an abundance of commercial space, and new companies aren't moving there anymore.

But I am excited about the proposal at Wolf Point. A stunning one that could be!
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:41 AM   #804
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Only the residential market, though. It has an abundance of commercial space, and new companies aren't moving there anymore.

But I am excited about the proposal at Wolf Point. A stunning one that could be!
I believe the office market is improving too, but I could be wrong.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 06:15 AM   #805
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Do you have an embedded youtube video in your signature? That's obnoxious dude.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:26 PM   #806
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Too bad that pics can't be a part of signatures. I actually like when people have rich signatures
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:03 PM   #807
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Only the residential market, though. It has an abundance of commercial space, and new companies aren't moving there anymore.

But I am excited about the proposal at Wolf Point. A stunning one that could be!

Oh, I checked out the Wolf Point proposal: NICE!!

However, why do a 500, 750 and then, a 950 ft tall tower? Why not follow the math and do a 1,000 ft.? IMO, it just seems weird to shy away from the millenial mark when you are so close.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #808
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Normally, I would say for about any sight in Chicago that a supertall would ruin the balance of the skyline, but this is one of those rare exceptions. I'd love to see a 300m-350m tower rise here with the same basic design.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #809
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Put a fork in it.....


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Casino would improve odds for makeover of old post office

BY DAVID ROEDER [email protected] January 29, 2013 6:10PM

It’s been a year and a half since British investor Bill Davies unveiled massive plans for the old and unused Chicago Main Post Office that spans Congress Parkway. His proposal was fanciful and to many outlandish. Davies imagined a thicket of high-rises around and on top of the old building.

Nothing has happened with the property since, but now he’s entered a new phase in his planning. Sources tell me it’s downsized, more practical and seriously considers the option of a casino...........

He could not be reached for comment. Sources said his hiring is part of Davies’ push to get a proposal before city planners in a few months, with a casino as a possible lure............

Jack George, the attorney for Davies handling zoning matters, said he is unaware of plans involving a casino. But he said Antunovich has produced “a number of good ideas” for the property, including a new approach for the building’s eastern end, which faces downtown.

Ald. Robert Fioretti, whose 2nd Ward included the post office before the city’s recent redrawing of ward maps, said he last met with Davies in December. He said the developer is considering a more modest approach to the building that could suit a casino. It could be similar to a plan offered years ago to remove some of the post office’s floors that cross Congress but leave the rest as ballroom-style space. It came from the offices of developer and gambling tycoon Neil Bluhm.

“I think this is one of the practical sites for a casino in terms of transportation, parking and train station access,” Fioretti said..........
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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:35 AM   #810
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Wow, great news! This location is very elite.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:02 PM   #811
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This is not great news.!!????
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i think it's still good news; a more realistic idea is starting to come into picture so instead of fiddling with this site forever and getting nothing we can now potentially get something decent. Chicago doesn't honestly NEED a 2000ft building.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 01:33 PM   #813
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I agree, I woud be happy with a much lower, but good design as well.


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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:25 AM   #814
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i think it's still good news; a more realistic idea is starting to come into picture so instead of fiddling with this site forever and getting nothing we can now potentially get something decent. Chicago doesn't honestly NEED a 2000ft building.
Its true, but if you play that game, one could say that Chicago probably didn't need the Sears, Trump, etc.. Why did it even need a skyscraper at all? Given it is not geographically constrained it could have just built dense midrise bildings everywhere like Sao Paolo.

It is sad that all these megatall proposals failed in Chicago, a place that used to push the limits in skyscraper building.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:45 AM   #815
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It pushed us to the skyscraper and its really dominate in that area so i think it should stick to that rather than trying to compete with these mega tall cities. all though i wont complain if it does finally get it. RIP Illinois tower
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:07 PM   #816
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After all a city with the oldest skyscrapers, some of the most beautiful towers in the world and a skyline that belongs for sure in the top 10, is much better then just a city with a megatall.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:47 PM   #817
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After all a city with the oldest skyscrapers, some of the most beautiful towers in the world and a skyline that belongs for sure in the top 10, is much better then just a city with a megatall.
of course, the skyline of Taipe is not really one of the top 10 world wide. And Taipe 101 doesn't change this, though it's a great tower.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:49 PM   #818
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Taipei is about the only city where I really love the city just having just one huge supertall. I love Taipei 101.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 10:18 PM   #819
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Its true, but if you play that game, one could say that Chicago probably didn't need the Sears, Trump, etc.. Why did it even need a skyscraper at all? Given it is not geographically constrained it could have just built dense midrise bildings everywhere like Sao Paolo.

It is sad that all these megatall proposals failed in Chicago, a place that used to push the limits in skyscraper building.
This was never a serious proposal. Also, these highrise booms that allow these massive proposals come in waves. Chicago's market is improving, and another wave should be here in a couple years. There are already rumblings of a supertall at the spire site. Nothing serious yet, but people are clearly getting interested again, Chicago will get a building to surpass the Sears within the next 15 years, that's my prediction.

About this tower, a more modest proposal could still be very big. Compared to the 600 meter behemoth he had proposed earlier, 400 meters sounds modest, so this could still be very big, something in the 250-350m range sounds possible.

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It is sad that all these megatall proposals failed in Chicago, a place that used to push the limits in skyscraper building
It still does. It hasn't needed to, the Sears has been the tallest building in America for the longest time, and the Trump tower, also in Chicago, is the tallest building built in America since the Sears.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 10:31 PM   #820
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I think the boom 4-5 years ago has kept it in the top 5. In my opinion Sears will be surpassed soon as well.
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