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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:18 PM   #4081
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New Trump Tower Aerials

First post - hello everyone.

I work for a TV station in Chicago and asked our helicopter crew to get some aerials of Trump Tower this week since I thought you all would enjoy them - and here they are:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pa...tentId=7266651

Its about six minutes long - the sun makes the first minute or two harder to see details in, but the rest of the video is pretty cool.

(full disclosure - aerials are from Wednesday morning, 9/20 - I just had time to post them today)

(edit - if you get an error when you click that page, try again later - for some reason our hosting is acting funky today)

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:46 PM   #4082
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First post - hello everyone.

I work for a TV station in Chicago and asked our helicopter crew to get some aerials of Trump Tower this week since I thought you all would enjoy them - and here they are:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pa...tentId=7266651

Its about six minutes long - the sun makes the first minute or two harder to see details in, but the rest of the video is pretty cool.

(full disclosure - aerials are from Wednesday morning, 9/20 - I just had time to post them today)

(edit - if you get an error when you click that page, try again later - for some reason our hosting is acting funky today)
Thanks for letting us know! But there's indeed an error. I will try it again later.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:06 PM   #4083
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WOW! Thats an amazing video, thanks for that!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:26 PM   #4084
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I wasn't able to see the video, will try again later.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:47 AM   #4085
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*Many posts deleted* Let's stay on topic, please...

Taken by ambient:
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As it came up before the chicago skyline look sparse from far above in the air but it truly isn't, especially from looking at this photo.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:12 AM   #4086
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I work for a TV station in Chicago and asked our helicopter crew to get some aerials of Trump Tower this week since I thought you all would enjoy them - and here they are:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pa...tentId=7266651
Very nice - you can see where the spire will rise on the roof.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 03:14 AM   #4087
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Graupel, thank you for that amazing video. It really brought the city to life in a way no picture could. Best first post ever???

On a similar topic, if anybody here has a bunch of photos of a single building you probably could stitch them together into a 3D image using Microsoft's new service called Photosynth. It would be really cool to zoom around Chicago with this.
http://photosynth.net
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 03:56 AM   #4088
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Nice pics. This tower has certainly turned out great for Chicago.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:27 AM   #4089
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i'm starting to like it...
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:43 AM   #4090
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I work for a TV station in Chicago and asked our helicopter crew to get some aerials of Trump Tower this week since I thought you all would enjoy them - and here they are:
Thanks!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:14 AM   #4091
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First post - hello everyone.

...I work for a TV station in Chicago and asked our helicopter crew to get some aerials of Trump Tower this week since I thought you all would enjoy them - and here they are...
In a lesser city, IBM would be quite massive, and easily the tallest.
But Trump just dwarfs it. I mean, you know Trump is tall. We see the numbers and the pictures, but damn, from that video it really does finally look taller than Big John or AON.

TT is turning out to be real nice, congrats Chicago!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:22 AM   #4092
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Donald Trump's buildings are always so spectacular!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:46 AM   #4093
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Donald Trump's buildings are always so spectacular!
Not always!

Some buildings he sells - so one day you go to visit and the "TRUMP" name in gold is gone (at least in NYC it is).
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 12:30 PM   #4094
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Did you know that the Trump Tower appears in the new music video of Kanye West (Homecoming feat. Chris Martin)? It appears for a couple of seconds in the background.

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=-hotjeKvovg
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:55 PM   #4095
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from the chicago fourm
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Interesting stuff going on up-top. Took this today.

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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #4096
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Just a false wall, huh? I figured that it'd be some super fancy 3-4 story penthouse for Trump himself.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #4097
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It looks like the top crown type thing thats supposed to have the antenna or spire like I saw in the first post.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #4098
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Not entirely certain, but it does appear to be the base for the spire.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #4099
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it is the part of the spire, like CULWULLA said
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hasnt reaaallly topped out yet.
the 40ft/12m high circular plantroom is still to be built which is equal to 4 storeys high.
thats when i reckon its topped out.
and of course the 190ft/58m spire added on after that.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #4100
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How can this building be considered topped out? What happenned to the spire? Has it been cancelled?
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