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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:51 PM   #61
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There is absolutely no basis for having this tower in the super tall section.
I bet you wouldn't be saying that if this one was in NYC.

The proposal is for 75 floors. That's easily within the realm of 984 feet in height.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 12:31 AM   #62
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I bet you wouldn't be saying that if this one was in NYC.

The proposal is for 75 floors. That's easily within the realm of 984 feet in height.
Of course I would. I have actually started threads in the proposed skyscrapers thread that moderators have moved to supertall. Besides as one of the trio of global powerhouses (along with London and Paris), NY doesn't need projects to feel good about itself.

Anyway, I liked this proposal but will leave this thread due to the sensitivities that some show.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:14 AM   #63
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Of course I would. I have actually started threads in the proposed skyscrapers thread that moderators have moved to supertall. Besides as one of the trio of global powerhouses (along with London and Paris), NY doesn't need projects to feel good about itself.

Anyway, I liked this proposal but will leave this thread due to the sensitivities that some show.
Couldn't finish a comment without complementing NY, and imposing your own views ?

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Besides as one of the trio of global powerhouses (along with London and Paris), NY doesn't need projects to feel good about itself.
Such a ridiculous statement. You are always dissing Chicago whenever you get the chance. Couldn't you drop the fanboyism for once ? Also, considering that Two Prudential is 64 floors, and 303 meters, this has a great chance at being a supertall.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 06:47 PM   #64
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I don't know what city that pos was referring to, but Chicago certainly doesn't need any building to feel good about itself. Chicago is one of a handful of cities that could go a decade without a new building and still have one of the greatest skylines on the planet.

Anyway, I don't think this project should be in the supertall section either. As of right now, it's only a 40 storey proposal that COULD end up being a 75 storey (possible supertall) building.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 09:27 PM   #65
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Here's an article with more details. I'll leave it to the mods if they want to move it or not. I'd also recommend renaming the title to 625 West Monroe.

Fifield plans taller building in West Loop
By: Ryan Ori
February 15, 2013

"Faced with a crowded field of developers looking to launch downtown's next office towers, developer Steve Fifield has decided to go up.

Mr. Fifield now plans to build as high as 75 stories, with up to 1.4 million square feet, on adjacent West Loop sites. Previously he pitched pitching a pair of 20-story, 490,000-square-foot structures at 601 and 625 W. Monroe St..."

"...The new plan calls for 40 stories and 800,000 square feet of office space. Depending on the reaction from tenants and capital markets, he also could look to tack on a 300-room hotel and 450 apartments above the office space, which would raise it to 75 stories, Mr. Fifield said.

Under either plan, the tower would be built on the 625 W. Monroe site, with the 601 site used as a plaza drive leading up to the tower..."
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:04 PM   #66
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We have a 40 story building in the super tall section which, even if it grows to 75 stories, still likely will be less than 300m
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #67
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We have a 40 story building in the super tall section which, even if it grows to 75 stories, still likely will be less than 300m
idk where you see its a 40 story building..its 40 stories of office space..something must be to far up your ass today..
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:38 PM   #68
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idk where you see its a 40 story building..its 40 stories of office space..something must be to far up your ass today..
Read what was posted, amigo.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:52 PM   #69
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Knock off the crap! Brigs are coming to those who insist upon personal insults.

The tower proposal is no less viable as a supertall for now than many announced projects here. If we learn otherwise, the thread can easily be dispatched to wherever appropriate. As for the address, I'll change it to 625 W. Monroe. No doubt the confusion will continue until the tower gets a cheesy marketing name like all the others...
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 03:54 PM   #70
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We have a 40 story building in the super tall section which, even if it grows to 75 stories, still likely will be less than 300m
40 floors of office could easily reach 180m in height. Tack on 35 hotel/residential floors and you get another 120m or so in height. With some kind of architectural feature on top, it will definitely be a supertall.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #71
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40 floors of office could easily reach 180m in height. Tack on 35 hotel/residential floors and you get another 120m or so in height. With some kind of architectural feature on top, it will definitely be a supertall.
Agreed. Great point

Also, lets take a look at the original design when it was only a 40 story proposal



The 40 story version here looks like it could be 200m, add on another 35 stories, and you have a supertall.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #72
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Of course I would. I have actually started threads in the proposed skyscrapers thread that moderators have moved to supertall. Besides as one of the trio of global powerhouses (along with London and Paris), NY doesn't need projects to feel good about itself.

Anyway, I liked this proposal but will leave this thread due to the sensitivities that some show.
It's not about being a global powerhouse for Chicago. Chicago won't be one of those, it's still a global city though. But Chicago is known for Skyscrapers. It's always been linked together with Hong Kong and NYC as the skyscraper cities. It's sad to see it lagging behind these days.

I agree that this shouldn't be in the supertall proposal section.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #73
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Because of the fat footprint it doesn't look as tall as it is. They should take a look at Leadenhall building to get some sense of aesthetics.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #74
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supertall or not, that seems to be the question but i rather have a nice designed 280m tower than an ugly 250m tower with a 50m spire
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #75
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Nvm.. [EDIT]


It would be amazing to see this raise to a 75 story building with a new and improve design that could possible raise with River Point, Wolf Point, & hopefully Chicago Old Main Post Office..

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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #76
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Agreed. Great point

Also, lets take a look at the original design when it was only a 40 story proposal



The 40 story version here looks like it could be 200m, add on another 35 stories, and you have a supertall.
Looks completely like Leadenhall in London
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Wait, so there is 2 seperate plans for this site; a 40 story one & a 75 story one? Or is this a plan to expand the new 40 story rendering?
The tower was originally to be 40 stories and one of two towers on that site. Now one shorter tower has been eliminated and the developer, Fifield is hopeful that the remaining tower here can go as high as 75 stories, market permitting. The window for getting new office space into the pipeline is not going to remain open for long so I'm hoping they get moving on whatever they intend to build ASAP. Others are piling into the Chicago office market with new proposals right now.
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The tower was originally to be 40 stories and one of two towers on that site. Now one shorter tower has been eliminated and the developer, Fifield is hopeful that the remaining tower here can go as high as 75 stories, market permitting. The window for getting new office space into the pipeline is not going to remain open for long so I'm hoping they get moving on whatever they intend to build ASAP. Others are piling into the Chicago office market with new proposals right now.
Wow! Thanks for the explanation. Finally read the article after skimming through the pages. Got a great understanding to it. Yours helped too.

Hope the project because reality and raises to 75 stories.
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A long planned tower for the West Loop may be even bigger than originally anticipated, as these newly surfaced renderings show a rather tall glassy building on a site near 625 West Monroe Street. Way back in 2008, developer Steven Fifield first indicated plans to build a 26 story office tower on the parcel of land adjacent to the Presidential Towers, but the office space was never built. The developer returned to the drawing board, and after a five year hiatus, presented a new plan for an even taller "landmark type" tower for the site. Today, a set of mysterious renderings of a tall glassy tower appeared on the Skyscraper Page forums that show a building standing at the same location as the previously planned tower and Fifield, who has adopted the "bigger is better" approach for new towers may be going even bigger if these renderings are what we think they are.
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