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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:12 AM   #81
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Yeah, this is sweet.

I think it will look MUCH better when it's built, and it will probably fit in a hell of a lot better aswell.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #82
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The Chicago "drop-off" is just bizarre. It just stops.

Elliot - I suspect that you are picking up on the zone beyond the Sears Tower, which is railroad yards (many now unused, from the days when Chicago was North America's RR center). Chicago's CBD ("The Loop") has a square shape, with the RR & industrial zones on one side (the top of the photo, which actually is South), the Chicago River on two other sides, and then of course Lake Michigan to the left. These physical constraints to growth are perhaps the main reasons why Chicago built upwards.

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Old November 16th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #83
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Fordham looks like a vanilla smoothie swirl
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Old November 16th, 2005, 07:19 PM   #84
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it's tall, it's impressive, but i think it's...ehm...a bit ugly
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No offense but it looks like a glass drill.
That's why the arcitecture community as nicknamed it "the drillbit". Hey, does anyone here have any info. on the other 2000 ft proposal? It was with the Fordham spire on the front page of last Sunday's Tribune. I forget the name, other than that the arcitecture community has named it "tweezer tower".
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