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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:38 AM   #21
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Thats a great building. 850 is just small IMO, make it like 900+ foot...but I guess you can't always get what you want.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 03:37 AM   #22
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Thats a great building. 850 is just small IMO, make it like 900+ foot...but I guess you can't always get what you want.
haha. 850 is plenty! It's a good design as it is; doesn't need to go taller.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 03:58 AM   #23
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Hmm, a Yahoo (probably AP) article stated 72 story building. Oh well, doesn't change that too much
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:04 AM   #24
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Oh hell yes! Another 800+ footer, when is the madness going stop in this town? I hope the answer is never, because this is just too much fun. If this project happens we get to see demolition of a eyesore on our most elliete street, construction of a 850' tower that will soar above everything around it and a new pocket park above a drab streetscape along Grand Avenue. Check and mate, this project kicks ass and so does this city.

And additionally we have the 65 East Huron project back on (as I predicted with tall tower wiping out 500 LSD) with a height increase toboot. And top it all off, One Musuem Park is ready to start construction within a week.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:04 AM   #25
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Wow I just love this building. I think I'm going to be first in line when they start selling units in this building. I really like the idea of covering up grand right there. Now I'm going to have 550 st.clair on one side and this on the other side with 535 st clair behind me. I love it.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:06 AM   #26
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haha. 850 is plenty! It's a good design as it is; doesn't need to go taller.

Indeed, what a bunch of spolied brats we are. At 850', this would be the tallest building in most cities on the entire planet.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:10 AM   #27
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True. Even 850 right now would be our #9 or 10 tallest. Scary how fast the skyline is going to change. Dare I say it? If all these (or at least most) towers are built at current heights, this might be the greatest boom of all time in our fair city's history, at least in terms of supertall height.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:18 AM   #28
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If the trump and waterview tower is complete we would have 6 1000+ footer, and 8 900+ footer...

Spoiled we are... some cities even want one 1000 footers...
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:30 AM   #29
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Here some pics of it now.

The entrance.



Views from it.





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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:39 AM   #30
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I hope the City Hall would say "Add 150' spire to the top and it's a done deal. Oh, don't worry about SOAR. We'll take care of it."
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:41 AM   #31
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Spires look weird on rectangle boxes though. Don't want a NY Times on our hands.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:47 AM   #32
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wai wai lucky chicago forumers... that is such a beautiful building/design. just hope it gets built and matches with the original art deco building. both are beauties!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:06 AM   #33
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True. Even 850 right now would be our #9 or 10 tallest. Scary how fast the skyline is going to change. Dare I say it? If all these (or at least most) towers are built at current heights, this might be the greatest boom of all time in our fair city's history, at least in terms of supertall height.

Actually 850' (Bank One Plaza) is already 9th on the city's ranking. With just Trump and Waterview, 850' slips to 11th place. Now add in Fordham Spire, 29 S. LaSalle, Studio Gang Tower, The Legacy, Mandarian Oriental, Hotel Intercontential and 830 S. Michigan and that gives us 19 buildings over 800 feet (should all of the proposals be built). Compare that to 16 (built, UC, proposed) in NYC, 16 in Hong Kong. Chicago kicking ass, but our major up and commming skyline competitor Dubai has 27, with 13 over 1,000 feet in the works.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:25 AM   #34
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That is one sexy building.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:29 AM   #35
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Great news for Chicago!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:49 AM   #36
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Bring back luxury to the magnificent mile. Thumps up
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:23 PM   #37
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I ******* love it. Hope it goes through.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:37 PM   #38
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Actually 850' (Bank One Plaza) is already 9th on the city's ranking. With just Trump and Waterview, 850' slips to 11th place. Now add in Fordham Spire, 29 S. LaSalle, Studio Gang Tower, The Legacy, Mandarian Oriental, Hotel Intercontential and 830 S. Michigan and that gives us 19 buildings over 800 feet (should all of the proposals be built). Compare that to 16 (built, UC, proposed) in NYC, 16 in Hong Kong. Chicago kicking ass, but our major up and commming skyline competitor Dubai has 27, with 13 over 1,000 feet in the works.
^ BAH!

Chicago would never want to be Dubai. When the petroleum runs out Dubai will look like a crumbling 1970's Coney Island.

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Old November 2nd, 2005, 07:09 PM   #39
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^If you want to see what happens to an oil dependent city after the energy industry goes elsewhere just look at OKC in the 1990's. That is what Dubai will become only with fancier towers.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 08:12 PM   #40
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Not a fan of this at all. I love tall buildings as much as the rest of you, but this would stick out like a sore thumb. Before anyone counters with Hancock - that balanced the skyline and possesses an elegance that this design lacks. Bah humbug to this. Looks like something that should be built on South Wabash, not Michigan Avenue.
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