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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:37 PM   #1981
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This tower really turned out uninspiring, bland, boring, cold and sterile.
Chicago becomes faceless with too many glassy skyscrapers like this.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 11:58 PM   #1982
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This tower really turned out uninspiring, bland, boring, cold and sterile.
Chicago becomes faceless with too many glassy skyscrapers like this.
I get your point -- what took the place of Waterview is indeed a bit of disappointment but what you write here is a bit of an exaggeration/overreaction. This is just one building that was hit by a nationwide recession at the time. Many buildings all across this nation were downsized and modified during that time period. That was the fate of this building - nothing more, nothing less. Contrary to what you intimate, Chicago -- birthplace of the modern skyscraper -- will never be a nameless, faceless city. Too much history. Too much significant architecture.

Moreover, Chicago has significant/cutting edge skyscrapers proposed/currently under construction/and recently completed. For every miss (like Waterview) Chicago is putting up hits like 150 Riverside, Vista Tower, One Grant Park, etc.

We are all pretty much in agreement that it would have been great to have Waterview. But with or without Waterview, Chicago is going to be just fine.

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