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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:01 PM   #6061
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Is that metallic sphere a statue kind of thing in Chicago?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:46 PM   #6062
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i like the building in the green shirt
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:46 AM   #6063
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5/22 Looking North up the Wabash canyon:

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 03:43 PM   #6064
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you can really see how the floor heights vary in the above pic..
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:17 PM   #6065
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:54 PM   #6066
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Oasis-Bangcock, those are fantastic pics.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:22 PM   #6067
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VRS and Buildmilehightower that is Anish Kapoor's work "Cloud Gate"

On the tower, it is a tad simple and to me just speaks a bit too much of stack 'em high and keep it cheap. I can't see anything interesting or intriguing in it's architectural language or form. The set backs appear unrelated and create some awkward geometries.

Definitely not a touch on The Sears or John Hancock Tower anyday and not one for the architectural awards.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:27 PM   #6068
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it still looks cool to me!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:33 PM   #6069
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looks like a computer graphic scene. Play station 4...
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:33 PM   #6070
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VRS and Buildmilehightower that is Anish Kapoor's work "Cloud Gate"

On the tower, it is a tad simple and to me just speaks a bit too much of stack 'em high and keep it cheap. I can't see anything interesting or intriguing in it's architectural language or form. The set backs appear unrelated and create some awkward geometries.

Definitely not a touch on The Sears or John Hancock Tower anyday and not one for the architectural awards.
The setbacks tie into the heights of the adjacent IBM & Wrigley towers. And although the glass could've been better, the building doesn't look "value engineered" to my eye, at least in person, probably because of the stainless detailing.

But I agree that Trump isn't in the same league as Sears and Hancock - Hancock especially, which is one of the greatest Modernist towers on the planet.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:38 PM   #6071
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Looks stunning.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:27 PM   #6072
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:58 PM   #6073
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A quite boring tower actually, but tall & classy anyway. It still enriches the skyline of the Windy City.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #6074
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as I see the building is almost completely finished... does anyone know when it will open?? offiacially?=.... in three months I´m gonna visit chicago... hope building is already finished.. what kind of building is it going to be?? Hotel? Office or just departments for rich people?
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #6075
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as I see the building is almost completely finished... does anyone know when it will open?? offiacially?=.... in three months I´m gonna visit chicago... hope building is already finished.. what kind of building is it going to be?? Hotel? Office or just departments for rich people?
Multi-use complex which means hotel,office space and appartements
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Old May 24th, 2009, 06:45 AM   #6076
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Old May 24th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #6077
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Great pics guys, i can only manage this.



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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #6078
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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #6079
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Very nice building. I'm impressed with how fast it was built
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #6080
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