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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Chicago's New Skyline By 2009!


Fordham Spire
Will be the new tallest in NA!

Chicago Skyline Diagram






Fordham Spire location:


Some discussion on scc:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=238001
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=214107
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=238581

My rendition of our new skyline in 2009 without Trump & waterview from arieal:


Oh, don't forget that some of the rendered pics below excluded the two other supertalls that are being constructing(Trump tower & Waterview) which are also next to the chicago river!

Here are the pics..enjoy!
with trump tower & waterview in render:

without them in render:











The Master, Calatrava at work




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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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Doesn't have trump in it! It looks cool tho. Although i do think the new bulding freatured here is a bit close to the water...
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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Doesn't have trump in it! It looks cool tho. Although i do think the new bulding freatured here is a bit close to the water...


This rendering has Trump (u/c) and Waterview (proposed) included in it. It was done by STR, i.e., he added Trump and Waterview to a pre-existing rendering (he's great). Note: This rendering, however, does not include many other buildings that will be completed by 2009.


For those unfamiliar with the Waterview, here are renderings. It is a proposal that is looking more and more like it will become a reality. To be located on Wacker, it will be 1030 feet and around 85 stories. The architecture firm is Teng.






There is also a preliminary proposal to build an 887 foot, 90-story Mandarin Hotel. It would be residential/hotel and would stand at Lake and Stetson. No renderings have been released yet. But if Waterview, Fordham Spire, and Mandarin are all eventually built, Chicago would have seven supertall buildings (along with Sears, Hancock, Aon, and Trump). Very exciting.

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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Thanks Hydrogen, for the additions!
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #5
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Doesn't have trump in it! It looks cool tho. Although i do think the new bulding freatured here is a bit close to the water...
Yea, doesn't it looks like a water twister! Really cool!
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Old July 27th, 2005, 12:28 PM   #6
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Chicago is incredible. I am visiting over new years, i can't wait to explore.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 12:32 PM   #7
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Have a blast man.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #8
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Chicago's era of supertall boom has finally revived. Now we can share our skyline with 4 different states,lol!
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #9
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I think CHicago is the only city to show 4 states, that none of the 4 states border the other 3 states. Yay, for chicago...
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Yea, doesn't it looks like a water twister! Really cool!
No offense but it looks like a glass drill.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #11
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I think CHicago is the only city to show 4 states, that none of the 4 states border the other 3 states. Yay, for chicago...
Hey Azn_chi_boi!

Isn't it exciting, now that we have tons new additions to our skyline and new perspective in da distant as well!

Here is my rendition for the new chicago skyline in 2009, enjoy....
I didn't include the Trump & Waterview in the new skyline so please use your imagination. They should be on the right of Fordham Spire on this arieral shots
BTW, this is again my favorite desktop background...

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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #12
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Great for Chicago!

Awesome building.
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This building is proposed , and in the USA , it could very well mean a pipe dream !!

btw , it is only me or is chocago looking rather "small" in that aerial photo ?? i though it would have a lot more scrapers !!
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #14
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This building is proposed , and in the USA , it could very well mean a pipe dream !!

btw , it is only me or is chocago looking rather "small" in that aerial photo ?? i though it would have a lot more scrapers !!
Not sure what you mean by "small" but I can tell you that chicago is as big a mega city gets since it is from the air away from the city, there are certainly more scrapers in that cluster of chicago loop most of them hidden by the supertalls. As far as the scrapers go, the pic cut out tons of north lake shore resident scrapers.

If the plane fly from evanston area towards indiana, you will understant what I mean. It is a rather good nearby of downtown arieal!


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i dont know , i would say surfers paradise has a larger skyline !!! how many kilometers is it from one end where the buildings start to where they end ?
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i dont know , i would say surfers paradise has a larger skyline !!! how many kilometers is it from one end where the buildings start to where they end ?
about 20 miles or 30 km from south of chicago loop to near evanston(north suburban city) along the lake shore drive, trust me, if you ever in chicago, you gotta ride topless on da nice day from north to south on the lake shore drive!
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20 mile "straight" line of skyscrapers !!! i dont think so ?? are you pisitively sure ?
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Here are the southern part of chicago skyline:






Here are couple of shot from the resident scraper looking to chicago skyline: certainly only half way from where the skyline end at the evanston




Can surfer city have this kinda view like chicago?
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This skyline will get us the 2016 Olympics.

And even if it doesn't . . . damn it's a beautiful sight!

I'm still very confident that Fordham will be constructed, unlike some of the pundits and talking heads.
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20 mile "straight" line of skyscrapers !!! i dont think so ?? are you pisitively sure ?
He means the whole city.
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