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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #4021
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^the top two floors are plant.the 4 below that are huge penthouses.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #4022
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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #4023
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Wow, that's a wonderful pic.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #4024
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nope, 3rd after NYC and Toronto.
um WOOOOPS, I conjecture you were going to say 3rd after Hong Kong and NYC, Toronto is tiny skyline similar to Atlanta or Los Angeles
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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #4025
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Trump Tower "topping out" vindicates those who said skyscrapers would go on after 9/11

The topping out of the 92-story Trump Tower in Chicago over the weekend represents more than just a construction milestone. It marks a vindication for those who downplayed dire predictions that no more supertall skyscrapers would be built in the United States after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 felled the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

Among those who kept a cool head was Adrian Smith, then a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago and now a partner in the Chicago firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

In a Tribune story published on September 13, 2001, Smith argued that once the initial shock of the attacks had passsed, people would still want to live and work in downtown high-rises close to business and cultural centers. As long as that was true, he said, real estate developers would seek to make a profit by meeting that demand.

"You can't stop living," he said. "You have to keep going. If you try to build in all the design criteria that would eliminate this possibility of collapse, you'd have a bunker. You can't live in bunkers."

Events have proved that prediction right. Indeed, far from witnessing the end of the skyscraper, the last seven years have seen an explosion of high-rise construction in the U.S. and around the world. The Burj Dubai, which Smith designed while still at Skidmore, will be the biggest of them all. It is expected to be roughly half a mile tall upon its completion next year--about the same height as the John Hancock Center placed atop Sears Tower.
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....topping-o.html
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Old August 19th, 2008, 04:14 AM   #4026
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toronto's skyline is much smaller and less impressive than chicago's, but overall there are more highrises in toronto

what someone said earlier is true, toronto has many highrises that are not in the downtown core, bringing up the total number ... but i wish toronto had half the skyline that chicago does

chicago has probly the most picturesque skyline in the world ... on par with hong kong, IMO

as for new york ... the skyline on the whole is not as good to look at as chicago's, but its wayyy cooler to be in new york walking and living amongst the many highrises packed tightly together
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Old August 19th, 2008, 04:26 AM   #4027
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Old August 19th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #4028
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #4029
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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #4030
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Amazing pics everybody!!!!!!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #4031
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So all those blue formworks have been taken down then.

All we wait for is for glasses to reach the top and then external elevators to be gone as well..
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Old August 19th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #4032
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All we wait for is for glasses to reach the top and then external elevators to be gone as well..
Don't forget that the spire needs to be installed and it is not small...
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #4033
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Chicago looks great!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #4034
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can i get a T!!!!!

can I get a O!!!!!

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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #4035
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chicago is f***ing amazing!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #4036
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only when the antenna will reach the maximum height you'll get a T/O
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #4037
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TO refers to the structural top. It is always used to describe the end of structural work. By all means, Trump is topped out.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #4038
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TO refers to the structural top. It is always used to describe the end of structural work. By all means, Trump is topped out.
Trump Tower will have a spire, wich is a structural work.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #4039
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Trump Tower tops out


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Construction is almost complete!
Hey, just a thought, but could this be the worlds highest portaloo... [on the right?]
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Old August 20th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #4040
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Whta is the purpose of these higher top floors?
mechanical floors or penthouses
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