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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #6521
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This one's nice too, the night version looks like Blade Runner.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #6522
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This one's nice too, the night version looks like Blade Runner.

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its so purdy
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #6523
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This one's nice too, the night version looks like Blade Runner.
Blade Runner - Based on my hometown, Teesside Industrial skyline! Just though i'd like to point that out. :P
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Old January 14th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #6524
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when will that little crane be taken off on the roof.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #6525
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Every time I look at photos of The Burj it reminds me of Trump. Not surprising as they were both designed by SOM. I definitely prefer the latter by the way.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #6526
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when will that little crane be taken off on the roof.
Never. That's the window washing rig.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #6527
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Riverfront plaza - June 12

A balmy warm day finally

As seen from IBM plaza






Upper level


Lower level
Wrigley (and Wendella boats) on the other end




relatively balmy.


Looking West - note the unfinished railings.










I like the railing with the river walk in the background, doubt it was intentional but the patterns seem to complement each other.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #6528
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nice pics harry im so happy to finally see the view from there
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Old January 16th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #6529
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^Great overview of the riverwalk, harry.

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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #6530
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it's just speechless ...love the photo and the view
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #6531
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1000000000000000% of an improvement from the old sun-times building. It was always shocking to me THAT building was on that location.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #6532
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #6533
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Tall trend continues as CTBUH announces tallest buildings of 2009
Building big is nothing new. In 1885, the ten storey Home Insurance Building designed by American architect William Le Baron Jenney, generally credited with the invention of the skyscraper, rose from the streets of Chicago. From then on the aspiration to construct tall, taller and tallest has fuelled the minds of architects and developers. With the release of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2009 by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), it is evident that the trend for tall continues onwards and upwards. Even with these precarious global economic conditions, the CTBUH reports that 2010 promises to be by far the most active in the history of the skyscraper.

Taking the top spot, The Trump International Hotel & Tower has been announced as the tallest building completed last year. The tower, designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and developed by the Trump Organisation is now the 7th tallest building in the world, standing at a height of 423 metres with 98 storeys.

Professor Sang Dae Kim, CTBUH Chairman said: “There is much to herald in the new Trump Tower. It pushes technological boundaries to achieve its great height, making a powerful mark on the Chicago skyline. In doing so, it becomes the tallest building completed in the western hemisphere since the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower was built, also in Chicago, some 35 years ago.”

Due to a variety of factors, a significant number of buildings which had been expected to complete in 2009 have been delayed, and will now likely open in 2010. The Burj Dubai (now Burj Khalifa) has already been completed at 828 metres and others anticipated in 2010 include Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (450m), The Index (Dubai, 328m), Wenzhou Trade Center (322m) and Capitol City Moscow Tower (302m).

Data produced by the CTBUH suggests that over 100 buildings 200m or taller will be completed worldwide within the next 12 months. From 2012, it is expected that there will be a drop in the number of tall buildings completed due to the global recession, until the worldwide economy recovers.

The Ten Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
1. Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago (423m)
2. Bank of America Tower, New York (365m)
3. China World Trade Center III, Beijing (330m)
4. Arraya Center Office Tower, Kuwait City (300m)
5. Aqua, Chicago (262m)
6. Al Fardan Residences, Doha (253m)
7. Shanghai IFC South Tower, Shanghai (250m)
8. RunHua International Building, Wuxi (248m)
9. Hongdu International Plaza, Wuxi (248m)
10. Xinjiekou Department Store Phase 2, Nanjing (240m)
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #6534
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LMAO thats jokez :L:L
i wish we could get skyscrapers like this in England tho
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:18 AM   #6535
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yay! 1 and 5 lol
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Old January 25th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #6536
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The brushed stainless steel (?) columns on the ground floor look exactly like the ones on The Residences At The Ritz-Carlton, a 48 story tower here in Philadelphia, across from City Hall.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #6537
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The combination of black marbles on the floor, the granite on the walls and the metal grey of the rest of the building in Riverwalk Shops, the result of that combination is great
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #6538
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Honestly I'm not a huge fan of this marble.
I'd rather prefer a darker version.

It does not fit well with all this "metal-like" perception you have looking at the tower as a whole, IMHO.

btw, are the works at the base finished now?
I'd like to see the last pics.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:15 PM   #6539
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On the horizon

As seen from the CTA platform at Ridgeland and Lake st.





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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:18 AM   #6540
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That building is a little to plain looking for my taste. Kinda humdrum.
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