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Old August 4th, 2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Chicago: 400 North Lake Shore Drive (1,600 roof) (2,000ft spire) (124 stories)

Finally the great City of Chicago will once again attempt to reach for the skies once again. I strongly believe that 400 North Lake Shore Drive will be an excellent edition to the city's skyline. Chicago has too many boxy buildings and with the addition of this building it will spice it up a bit.



Architect - Santiago Calatrava

When built, it will surpass the Sears Tower as the tallest building in Chicago, as well as the United States.

Each floor of the tower will be built from the central point as a separate box, with curved soft concave sides. When these boxes are heaped, each one is rotated for a little more than 2 grades of the inferior. The result is that the floors rotate 270 grades around the central point, giving a movement impression to the facade. The residences will have as main character incomparable views through floor to roof windows; free of columns; access to the comforts of the hotel five stars of the building.
The bent form of the tower provides a structural advantage that reduces the impact of the turbulence of wind that affects all the high buildings. The irregularity of the surface assures that the force of the wind is reflected from the facade to multiple directions. This design promotes the tradition of Chicago's Skyscrapers like sculptural structures "Skyscraperpage.com".

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Old August 4th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #2
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?? So is it sure now that this beauty will get build ???
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Old August 4th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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Don't we already have a thread for this?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:07 AM   #4
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Why did you make a duplicate thread?

There is one already:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...tpost&t=325664

This is NOT under construction or even a sure thing at this point.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #5
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Why did you make a duplicate thread?

There is one already:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...tpost&t=325664

This is NOT under construction or even a sure thing at this point.
well actually the tower will be under construction.because i heard it on the news.they said that,the architect and the engineers needed time to finish floorplans and designs and maybe change the site which it will be built on.so it will be built.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:25 AM   #6
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Yes, I think it WILL be built too, but this place is for construction updates...and this is not yet under construction.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #7
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It's at least 6-12 months from even a groundbreaking ceremony, so there is no way this could be considered under construction. And that is if everything works out perfectly, which for a project of this size, is unlikely.

Of course I'd love to see it built, but it's too early to say and too early to make this thread.
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