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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #6581
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so Chicago currently has the no. 1 and no.2 tallest buildings in North America? I didnt realise TT rated so highly on the list! I guess the spire is deceiving in that regard. Awesome structure nonetheless, photos dont depict just how tall this thing really is IRL
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Old April 9th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #6582
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Old April 9th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #6583
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so Chicago currently has the no. 1 and no.2 tallest buildings in North America? I didnt realise TT rated so highly on the list! I guess the spire is deceiving in that regard. Awesome structure nonetheless, photos dont depict just how tall this thing really is IRL
yeah, if you count the spire ... but ...

trump roof height: 1198 ft
trump heighest floor: 1116 ft
trump spire: 1389 ft

empire state building roof height: 1250 ft
empire state building heighest floor: 1224 ft
empire state building spire: 1454 ft

but it doesn't matter because 1WTC is going to blow both away lol.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #6584
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i think there should be a 'TRUMP' logo thing up the top on the riverside
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Old April 10th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #6585
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The Empire State building is shorter than Trump if going by spire height, its antenna makes it slightly taller. 1WTC and Trump seem like modern versions of their neighbors
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Old April 11th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #6586
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The Empire State building is shorter than Trump if going by spire height, its antenna makes it slightly taller. 1WTC and Trump seem like modern versions of their neighbors
spire - antenna: no big difference for me. i'll stick to the numbers, see my previous post. the ESB wins in all three categories.

btw your pics don't load.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 02:11 AM   #6587
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This tower has the biggest impact of anything built here is decades. Its enormous and extremely elegant while being placed in the heart of chicago right on the river. It already blends right into the fabric of the city better than most other buildings ever will, and feels like it was supposed to be here. Now that its built I cant imagine Chicago without it.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #6588
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spire - antenna: no big difference for me. i'll stick to the numbers, see my previous post. the ESB wins in all three categories.

btw your pics don't load.
I agree with you but with so much variation between designs around the world (that ultimately affect overall height), there is a need for these classifications, in which case Trump wins...technically :p

at the end of the day though, numbers are just numbers and IMO the buildings presence or impact has a lot to do with what surrounds it, no matter how it stacks up against other buildings around the world.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #6589
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Counting antennas is bullshit to be honest, for example the Sears Tower is certainly not taller than ICC.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #6590
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Old April 12th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #6591
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^ what a sick photo! when was that taken?
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #6592
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Some time within the last two weeks would be my guess. Thunderstorms have been ravaging the midwest all April.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #6593
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Old April 12th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #6594
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:20 AM   #6595
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Is that a render or an actual shot of trump? that image really highlights how good of a location its in. almost all of the east facade has an uninterrupted view of the lake.

I have some pics that I took when I was in Chicago over xmas, and quite a few of trump. I should get around to posting them up.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #6596
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Is that a render or an actual shot? that image really highlights how good of a location its in. almost all of the east facade has an uninterrupted view of the lake.

I have some pics that I took when I was in Chicago over xmas, and quite a few of trump. I should get around to posting them up.
That's a real picture dude.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:33 AM   #6597
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That's a real picture dude.
my god!! that's a wonderful location, it's look terrific...i wish some million to buy a place there...no one want to make my wish come true ???
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Old April 13th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #6598
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Amzaing shots, love this building!
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Old April 14th, 2010, 07:29 AM   #6599
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I really like the river in the city core.
The skyscrapers along both sides of the mid-sized river makes Chicago really unique among other North American cities.
I would love to visit there, and see that in person.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #6600
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Chicago have a very clean skyline...Nice foto
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