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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #881
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7 South Dearborn. That one would have been nice.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #882
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Im all for Chicago getting a new super tall but for me the proximity to the Sears Tower is way too close.
One thing that makes the skyline so great is its balance and spacing . This proposal looks like its completely ignoring the Sears tower, dwarfing it in height and engulfing it in masses throwing off the skylines overall balance. Not to mention the design itself looks like a bad copy of the Sears Tower mixed with Trump.
The location of the Spire was good in that it didn't mess up the overall balance. Imagine if they built a super tall 2 blocs from the Empire state building that also looked like it.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #883
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I don't actually know but, to me, that rendering looks like a prelimary massing model not a finalized design. There's no detail in it at all and if I were offering up a proposal for the new tallest in Chicago I would damn well make sure the rendering was perfect.

Here's hoping the developers are smarter than me! Chicago will never look bad to me though. That's the thing about an amazing skyline. No single building can ruin it.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #884
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never seen this tower before, god bless google image search
this is 7 South Dearborn - canceled Chicago 2000 ft tower
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #885
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Really? Cuz the main tower kinda looks like... actually, exactly looks like this;

SkyCity in Changhsa China



...and everybody and their mother were making fun of the Chinese design; ugly, poor wind dynamics, etc., but this one looks good now? ...wind dynamics and all in the windy city?
Sky City is hideous, and the old post office design was far better.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #886
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Sky City is hideous, and the old post office design was far better.
where is this old design? can you show it to me. thank you
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #887
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Old March 6th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #888
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OH thank you. but this was just a render from one of the forum guys. it was not an official anything.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #890
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The picture on 1st page is official. It was only later when Sir Adrian made an 3d model out of it.

But anyway. The developer never did anything tall and he abandoned unfinished half of his enterprises in the cloud of controversy so I'm not sure why we still discussing this thing here. Can at least somebody tell us what is the source of that newest amateurish render posted lately?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #891
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The next supertall in Chicago definetly has to be black! If the Fordham Spire had been designed black it would been build!
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Old March 8th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #892
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The next supertall in Chicago definetly has to be black! If the Fordham Spire had been designed black it would been build!
Because that's totally how skyscrapers, economics, construction, and finance work...
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Not black, but maybe a dark greyish-blue. Sears and Hancock are enough black supertalls for a city...so far.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #894
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I am a bit more intrigued then I was. Still seems like a LONG shot but the comical pedestrian bridge over the river is gone and it seems like the new towers have been refined some.

New photos are included in the link.......
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Old Post Office Development Back On Track With Hotel, Residential, Retail, Office Space and a 100-Story Skyscraper

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Plans for a massive 5.2 million-square-foot renovation and restoration of the empty Post Office at Canal and Van Buren, and accompanying new West Loop development are once again moving forward.........
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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #895
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They cut down the number of floors from 120 to 100?
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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #896
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Wow incredible news
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #897
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Phase 2 still includes a 2,000 footer along with Phase one including a 1000 footer along with a few other buildings..

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The fix-up is planned for two phases. The first will concentrate on the old Post Office building, and the Holiday Inn at 506 West Harrison Street. The latter building would be demolished to make way for a parking structure with direct access to the CTA’s Clinton Blue Line platform.

From the parking structure (to the west of the Post Office building) walkways over six levels would connect directly to the old building. The Post Office would be completely renovated, including the grand lobby. When finished it will offer access to 800,000 square feet of retail space.

The retail space will continue on the east of the building and run directly along the river, meeting the city’s holdback frontage requirements. Above the retail space in the old building will be four levels of parking, with residential units on the top floors. The building will be LEED-certified and include green space on the roof.

“We’ll have access from the retail space extending out to the river and a winter garden at either end of the main building at the Harrison and Van Buren sides,” Antunovich said.

Rising from the east side of the Post Office building will be a 1,000-foot-high, 100-story tower.
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Phase two, planned for a future date, would include two additional towers, with one rising up to the maximum height allowed by federal regulations — 2,000-feet. That would make the nearby Willis Tower the second-tallest skyscraper in town. The second phase would add 3,500 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of office space and 920 hotel rooms
On another note, Im very, I mean extremely happy to see this project is still being considered & wanted to be taken seriously when everyone thought this was six feet buried under groud. The 1,000 footer, imo, doesnt look anything like south dearborn.. Although I wish it did. It looks like a silver John Hancock.. Still gorgeous! But Im excited to see the whole plan pieced together & the renderings (if there are any).

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Old April 10th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #899
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Great news

Since the Chicago Spire is dead and Waterview got reduced it would be awesome to see a new supertall for Chicago finally .
And with 100 floors it should be well over 500m i think.
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Great news

Since the Chicago Spire is dead and Waterview got reduced it would be awesome to see a new supertall for Chicago finally .
And with 100 floors it should be well over 500m i think.
The Spire site is up for bid and Related Companies has shown some interest. Something will be happening there in not too long...
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