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Old September 25th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #21
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Spires make supertalls look better I think. It makes the top look so much more natural
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Old September 25th, 2005, 01:12 AM   #22
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If that tower was built, it would be depicted in this following pic.

Holy shit! This would look so f****ing good!
The best city on earth. Why did Chicago cancell the other projects?
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Old September 25th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #23
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I don't remember quite how both died off. The Skyneedle wasn't that real to begin with in a sense. I don't know how the financing and stuff went around, and I think the Gulf War took its toll on the project. Then Cesar Pelli made the Petronas instead.

7SD was more of a reality but that also fell through the cracks somehow.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #24
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I actually find 7SD's spire very graceful and elegant and 7SD would of been a better addition to Chicago's skyline than Fordham Spire.
Those aren't spires on 7SD, they're TV antennae. As such, they were designed to the most efficient height and their length had nothing to do with beauty.

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Why did Chicago cancel the other projects?
The City of Chicago didn't cancel anything. The developers lost their financing so there wasn't any money to build those towers.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #25
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Yup, SOM designs spectacular skyscrapers. One of my favorite firms along with KPF.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #26
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Spires make supertalls look better I think. It makes the top look so much more natural
that depends on which skyscraper youre talking about
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Old September 25th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #27
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burj dubai for example.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #28
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cooool towers
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Old September 25th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #29
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Wish they would build one in Toronto.....
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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #30
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I do have to admit that most of the prolific skyscrapers does come from SOM.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #31
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Wish they would build one in Toronto.....
SOM along with Calatrava designed Toronto's Canada Trust Tower and the BCE Atrium.




And SOM also designed the Minto Midtown Towers which the shorter tower is now U/C.

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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #32
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I love this tower! Why was it not built?




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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #33
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tallest operating hotel?

Can any of you please tell me where the tallest operating hotel in the world is located?
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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #34
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All hotel building?
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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #35
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I used to work in BCE Place in Toronto and knew that it was Calatrava but had no idea that the towers were SOM, it is truly my favourite place in Toronto and it isn't as well known as it should be. I would recommend to anyone to come to the atrium. It is wonderful there, it always makes you feel like you're outside but not at the same time, a safe feeling, very open. Especially in winter. This was a genius idea instead of just leaving an alley between the towers, as well they are defintley the most distinctive skyscrapers in the city, not the tallest but the ones that stand out the most.
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Tallest operating hotel? a full hotel building would be the burj al arab, but if you're interested in staying in the highest hotel room that would be in Jin Mao
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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #37
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Can any of you please tell me where the tallest operating hotel in the world is located?
The current tallest full-hotel building in the world is Burj Al Arab in Dubai measuring in at 1,053 ft. *Excluding Ryugyong in NoKo

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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #38
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Can any of you please tell me where the tallest operating hotel in the world is located?

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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:42 AM   #39
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This link tells more on that tower: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/545499.stm

Plus, check out this info:

Work To Begin On World's Tallest Hotel
Construction is scheduled to commence on what will be the world's tallest hotel on February 1, 2004 in Dubai.
At 333 metres, the Abbco Rotana Hotel will surpass Burj Al Arab for the tallest operating hotel in the world, which is also in Dubai. The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea is 330 metres tall, but has not been completed. The hotel will be 72 stories and contain 684 guest rooms.


Source Skyscrapers.com

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Ritz-Carlton Plans to Build World's Tallest Hotel
Monday, December 27, 2004; Page E02


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., the Chevy Chase-based operator of a chain of luxury hotels, said it plans to build a 300-room hotel in Hong Kong in 2009 that would be the tallest hotel in the world.

The company also said it agreed to build a second hotel in the heart of Shanghai's business district.



Ritz-Carlton plans to build a 300-room, 1,574-foot-tall hotel in Hong Kong. The company is also building a hotel in Shanghai. (Ritz-carlton Hotel Co)



Both hotels are to be owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties of Hong Kong and China, one of the largest real estate companies in the world.

The 1,574-foot-tall Ritz-Carlton would soar above the Hong Kong skyline and harbor from above Kowloon Station on the Hong Kong Airport Railway line.

The company has operated another hotel since 1993 in Hong Kong.

The new hotel is to occupy the upper 13 floors of a 100-story tower designed by the architectural firm of Kohn Pederson Fox Associates.

The site would include a major mixed-use development, including condominiums, office space, retail and serviced apartments.

"Asia continues to provide the best strategic growth opportunity for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company," said Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer.

The Ritz-Carlton operates 58 hotels in the North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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Old September 26th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #40
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I wouldn't actually call US7, "The World's Tallet Hotel" when its complete since they are only occupying 13 floors.
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