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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:09 AM   #1081
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3000 feet seems ridiculous.

My God...
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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:24 AM   #1082
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3000 feet seems ridiculous.

My God...
Yeah... Chicago isn't Dubai. I dunno about y'all, but I really don't care anymore about having the WTB title. It's getting to the point where WTBs look ungainly just because of their ridiculous height.

Chicago needs to focus more on having a uniformly dense, walkable, vibrant street-level experience. In that respect, a 3000-foot building doesn't do anything that a 30-story building can't.

Streetwalls over supertalls....
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Old October 1st, 2007, 03:34 AM   #1083
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ya that about sums it up.

although if they brought the height down just 1,200 feet it wud be alright with me
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Old October 1st, 2007, 07:38 AM   #1084
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Let's put this thing in the empty parking lot between the ymca and 1 w. superior. That should help compensate for all the beige buildings in river north!
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Old October 1st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #1085
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Just make another 2,000 footer or two
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:23 PM   #1086
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Yeah... Chicago isn't Dubai. I dunno about y'all, but I really don't care anymore about having the WTB title. It's getting to the point where WTBs look ungainly just because of their ridiculous height.

Chicago needs to focus more on having a uniformly dense, walkable, vibrant street-level experience. In that respect, a 3000-foot building doesn't do anything that a 30-story building can't.

Streetwalls over supertalls....
I'm with you. The WTB title is something I don't care about anymore, it was when the Sears Tower got beat though. I just think Chicago will look great at this point when all the current buildings are finished. Can't wait.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:11 AM   #1087
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whether we want it or not, i think chicago is the more likely canditate for it instead of Houston...

Houston isnt even dense, its only 4th largest city because its land area is BIG. Dallas/Fort Worth is a much larger metropolitan area. but thats a whole other story...

and hey, if it looks nice, build it. seems kinda prejudiced to dismiss it without even looking at it..
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:21 AM   #1088
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whether we want it or not, i think chicago is the more likely canditate for it instead of Houston...

Houston isnt even dense, its only 4th largest city because its land area is BIG. Dallas/Fort Worth is a much larger metropolitan area. but thats a whole other story...

and hey, if it looks nice, build it. seems kinda prejudiced to dismiss it without even looking at it..
very true .no offense to houston, but a 3000 fter would look way to out of place. hell, it would almost look out of place in chicago.

soon we get to talk about looking down on the spire.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:57 AM   #1089
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seems like a pipe dream to me - i realy dont see this happening. i reserve judgment , however, untill i see a rendering and a location . if done correctly, even a 3000 footer stands a chance to realy enhance the skyline. forget about the wtb title , that doesent mean anything anymore, but this could very well be anice addition . if done right,then why not?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:05 PM   #1090
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Re: The potential 3,000 footer... With so little to go on at this point, I don't think it warrants a separate thread. Therefore, I've moved the posts from that thread to this one.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:59 AM   #1091
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 09:15 PM   #1092
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Wow 3000 ft!!! I would rather have 2x 1500 footer or even better 3x 1000 footers. What are the odds of this monster getting built? What's next a 3500 ft? 4000 ft?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 09:56 PM   #1093
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Wow 3000 ft!!! I would rather have 2x 1500 footer or even better 3x 1000 footers. What are the odds of this monster getting built? What's next a 3500 ft? 4000 ft?
Until there is a location and a rendering, I wouldn't waste any more time worrying about this.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:37 PM   #1094
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Until there is a location and a rendering, I wouldn't waste any more time worrying about this.
True, True.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #1095
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http://www.suntimes.com/business/599...ears12.article

"The owners of Sears Tower are preparing a plan for City Hall's review that calls for giving the building an environmentally oriented renovation and a new high-rise neighbor in hopes of boosting their returns on the property."

It is interesting to note that Adrian Smith has been tapped as an architect for that project.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1096
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http://www.suntimes.com/business/599...ears12.article

"The owners of Sears Tower are preparing a plan for City Hall's review that calls for giving the building an environmentally oriented renovation and a new high-rise neighbor in hopes of boosting their returns on the property."

It is interesting to note that Adrian Smith has been tapped as an architect for that project.
Wait, if there are a lot of empty office spaces in the sears...then why build a office tower next door? I mean I'm all for it but is it really necessary?
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Old October 12th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #1097
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The fire escapes and coverings thereof have been completely removed from the Palmer House Hilton.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1098
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Wait, if there are a lot of empty office spaces in the sears...then why build a office tower next door? I mean I'm all for it but is it really necessary?
My guess is that while it would make vacancy rates in the southwest corner of the Loop even higher, for the short term, it would help make that area more vibrant/viable and thus help lower vacancy rates in the long term....especially with the help of having more hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity, which is an attractive quality for businesses who are entertaining clients or for their coworkers from other cities in town for meetings.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #1099
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My guess is that while it would make vacancy rates in the southwest corner of the Loop even higher, for the short term, it would help make that area more vibrant/viable and thus help lower vacancy rates in the long term....especially with the help of having more hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity, which is an attractive quality for businesses who are entertaining clients or for their coworkers from other cities in town for meetings.
Here's to hoping.
I wonder how tall this bad boy would be?
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Old October 12th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #1100
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The fire escapes and coverings thereof have been completely removed from the Palmer House Hilton.

Hydrogen, I am glad that they are gone it was such an eye sore. I am sure that anything that they do there will make an improvement

Thank you for the update......
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