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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #861
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I'm still not sure why they painted the penthouse on 440 white .

I didn't particularly love the brown, but, at least there was some contrast!
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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #862
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I'm still not sure why they painted the penthouse on 440 white .

I didn't particularly love the brown, but, at least there was some contrast!
I agree. I think they should paint the penthouse blue.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #863
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Interesting. Why blue?

Also... did anyone happen to notice whether or not they painted the rest of the tower when I was, apparently, not looking? It looks lighter to me now.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #864
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I feel they should paint it silverish blue to tie in with the blue/gray hues of the building next and with Trump Tower. As well as to help 440 stand out a little better.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #865
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Coming along nicely! Looks great.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #866
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #867
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They've started to remove skip access from some of the lower floors, and installed the missing glass there. It looks good as a complete picture.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #868
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getting there
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Old August 26th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #869
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Do you guys think that the crane will be higher than the Sears Tower in height, when the Trump tower will be 1362'?
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #870
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It will be close. Why does it matter?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #871
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #872
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #873
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I made this after taking pics form my window from early 05 to late 06..what do you guys think? kinda cool huh?

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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #874
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^ It makes me appreciate all of the engineering and architect folks. and the demo, iron, concrete, framers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers etc, etc. This Bud's for you.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #875
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #876
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post it like this-----> [youtube] everything after (=) in web address [/youtube(])



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Old August 31st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #877
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:02 AM   #878
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boss. the top tier after the last setback is going to be slender, huh? is the spire just going to be a pole or will that have a setback halfway up too? also, anyone know if it has to have a blinking white light on the top? i assume it does, based on sears and hancock...
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:13 AM   #879
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I'm still not sure why they painted the penthouse on 440 white .

I didn't particularly love the brown, but, at least there was some contrast!
They are in the midst of painting the entire building a much darker tan color than it currently is..... Should be a nice contrast with the white. On a side note, that building is filthy, it REALLY needed the paint!

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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:59 PM   #880
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