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Old March 7th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #2821
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That is what I meant. $1100 is very high for Chicago, but compared to a few other cities in the U.S. it is not that expensive
True. Although, conversely, that price is extremely high for the vast majority of American cities.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #2822
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Uh! This bluish mirror facade is looking more and more overwhelming, and the fact that it is almost centered on the river is even more garish... oh boy.

Shanghai would have done better with this design. Itís a shame for Chicago.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #2823
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The glass looks so good!!I can't wait to see it completely finished.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #2824
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Uh! This bluish mirror facade is looking more and more overwhelming, and the fact that it is almost centered on the river is even more garish... oh boy.

Shanghai would have done better with this design. Itís a shame for Chicago.
what color would you have prefered?
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Old March 7th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #2825
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what color would you have prefered?
invisible!


Typically, buildings constructed along the river have windows that appear to have a greenish hue, matching the river water.

In this case, the building announces its presence with its enormous bulk (not in proportion with the surrounding area and for this site) and the mirrored glass & chrome that stands out too much. IMO
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Old March 7th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #2826
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^ I think once the final couple hundred feet of height get added at the smallest setback it will help. I kept forgetting that the 4th and final setback is by far the tallest, equal in height to the 2nd and 3rd setback combined.

If you look at that last picture added, the final height will push this thing up and above the top of the picture by 5-8 floors. It's going to be a very TALL building.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #2827
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a greenish hue would have been good too, I agree. However you really have to wait until it is finished to judge its bulk and proportion to its surroundings. This has been discussed many times, but I think Smith really tried to respect the surrounding buildings with the setbacks. Its not perfect, but I think it works.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #2828
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invisible!


Typically, buildings constructed along the river have windows that appear to have a greenish hue, matching the river water.

In this case, the building announces its presence with its enormous bulk (not in proportion with the surrounding area and for this site) and the mirrored glass & chrome that stands out too much. IMO
The buildings location is a place of a landmark which in my opinion should dominate the view
from the river as in harrycs pic'so rather than become invisible. This great design is worth it.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #2829
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #2830
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very nice pictures harryc, keep up the good work=)
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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:57 AM   #2831
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Great harryc!
thanks.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #2832
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great town fantastic pictures
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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #2833
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thanks for the pics. mind i ask, what is the building in the fore ground under construction?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #2834
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300 North LaSalle, http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...369238&page=15
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Old March 8th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #2835
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Huge barge gets stuck on the river next to Trump!




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Old March 8th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #2836
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They got it straighten out now, had to push away from the wall.




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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #2837
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just the missed the wall back on topic. Trump is looking very good love how sleek it has turned out
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #2838
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how did the barge got stuck?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #2839
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Can't find my posted message from several days ago.... I wonder if it got deleted, since it wasn't positive. Anyway, letís try again; while the Chicago Spire looks quite revolutionary to me, aesthetically, I donít think this is a contemporary-looking building. This design looks like from the 70s and 80s, but I think itís still better than the Nashville building though. Purpose-wise, I guess it will do the job though. Well I donít like capitalist megalomaniacs like Trump anyway, so I am not unhappy that I don't like it.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #2840
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Can't find my posted message from several days ago.... I wonder if it got deleted, since it wasn't positive. Anyway, letís try again; while the Chicago Spire looks quite revolutionary to me, aesthetically, I donít think this is a contemporary-looking building. This design looks like from the 70s and 80s, but I think itís still better than the Nashville building though. Purpose-wise, I guess it will do the job though. Well I donít like capitalist megalomaniacs like Trump anyway, so I am not unhappy that I don't like it.
Hmmmm you might wanna check the right thread..This is the Trump Tower thread not the Spire. And yes your post is in the Spire thread and not deleted....
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