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Old July 29th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #221
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Jeese, you read some of the comments here about what "does" and "does not" supposedly "fit" the Chicago skyline.

I wonder what folks thought of the Marina City Towers (i.e. the Corn Cobs) when they were proposed? I mean, space age corn cobs don't necessarily "fit" others (mis)conception that Chicago is all about boxes (which is a misconception on so many levels)... but those Space Age Corn Cobs are iconic, and 100% identifiable with Chicago.

Chicago sports such a wonderful array of buildings that punctuate the style and mood of EVERY phase of 'scraper development (Neo-Gothic, Spanish Revival, Brutalism, post-modern, and yes, the Chicago School, to name a few) that I think it is high time to add one more piece of quality work to the collection. And hey, if it is 2K high, so much the better...
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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #222
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Chicago based architect Adrian Smith has
It's not built yet though, is it? So as you can see nobody has...yet.

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This isn't a 2,000 foot tower. It's a 1,400 foot tower with the BIGGEST SPIRE I'VE EVER SEEN!!!
That's the wave of the future kid. Chicago did it right, until people around the world cheapened the title of world's tallest tower by buiding hundreds of feet worth of solid concrete and spires just to beat Chicago (Malaysia). This is the way it is, and I like it. Personally, I don't know why there are so many haters. Perhaps, because they wish their city had this new design or Chicago's skyline.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #223
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I wish they put it deep in the city, instead of on the waterfront
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Old July 29th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #224
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That's the wave of the future kid. Chicago did it right, until people around the world cheapened the title of world's tallest tower by buiding hundreds of feet worth of solid concrete and spires just to beat Chicago (Malaysia). This is the way it is, and I like it. Personally, I don't know why there are so many haters. Perhaps, because they wish their city had this new design or Chicago's skyline.
You have a point there.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 06:53 AM   #225
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Okay, this is the information that I have so far...

Yes, the building is still in its conseptual stages, but so what, every great design must go through this process. There's always a bit of refining and fine tuning.

The lady at the sales center told me today, that they are getting many calls from prople who are seriously interested in the building. Where as Trump's building drew alot of the wealthy from the U.S, this building is drawing a lot if international interest. Some of these people are willing and ready to put money down NOW...

The flloor plans at this point are still incomplete, but she said that she believes that Calatrava is working with DeStafano + Partners on the interior layout.

Shawn and myself also got a chance to look at the building model. Oh, my , god... It's so ******* SWEET...........

Also, the lady at the sales center sent me a copy of the press release package that was distributed this past wednesday. Below are some of the scanned pages of that package, some computer generated images of the model were also included, and I will post them when I get the chance..
















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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #226
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This isn't a 2,000 foot tower. It's a 1,400 foot tower with the BIGGEST SPIRE I'VE EVER SEEN!!!

This whole building looks like a spire. Hell, its name calls it a spire. Okay, more like a syringe.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #227
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Thanks for the great info BVictor1.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #228
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This one truly looks like a drill bit.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #229
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Scanned from Sunday's Tribune:
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Old July 30th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #230
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The more I sit back and look at the renders, and drive around downtown looking at the skyline, the more I think this beautiful tower would fit our city absolutely perfectly.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 12:58 AM   #231
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Here are the computer renderings that I mentioned yesterday.








And it's nice to finally see Waterview Towewr being compared to Trump Tower. Hell, they even have Waterview stacked up against 80 South Street, I certainly like that. Maybe this recognition will help sales.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:04 AM   #232
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BTW why does everyone hate the base?
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:04 AM   #233
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looks great... but the spire...
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:05 AM   #234
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i like the base actually. btw is it now confirmed and approved? will it be build?
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:11 AM   #235
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the spire seems to be 2/7 of the building
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:16 AM   #236
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the spire seems to be 2/7 of the building
Nope, it's exactly 271/1000 of the building but close
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:22 AM   #237
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I don't think that the base would seriously look like that!
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:27 AM   #238
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I actually like the base, looks more like a pedestal.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:29 AM   #239
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Nope, it's exactly 271/1000 of the building but close

yeah, noticed the official figures earlyer, makes it easyer
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:58 AM   #240
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I don't think that the base would seriously look like that!
But it does!
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