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Old May 20th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #821
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it'll rise again at the end of the month as far as i know
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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:08 AM   #822
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"Rise again?" I hope it doesn't eat my flesh, if I visit it.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:52 AM   #823
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Nice tower, I hope to see it topped out for the 2016 Olympics (crossing fingers.)
The cladding for this building is so much alike BD's, that's a good thing
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:03 AM   #824
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so will the spire and hopefuly the waterview tower
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:22 AM   #825
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I am sure all existing projects will be completed before year 2016 unless someone in Chicago has a huge surprise to construct next WTB might get built by 2016... Who knows?
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM   #826
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i dont think that will be possible for chicago to have the next WTB ever agin. Chicago would need to go over 2,650ft to have the next WTB
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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:41 AM   #827
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Do not forget about 1200m Al Burj... Chicago would need at least 1201m to become home of WTB again. Anything is possible. I believe that Chicago will get there one day.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:11 PM   #828
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i believe there's an height limit of 610m in chicago, so when i'm right with the limit it isn't possible to built the WTB
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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:23 PM   #829
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The entire U.S. has a 609.6 meter (2000 ft) height restriction from the FAA. Anything taller than that needs special approval from the government. This has never been done before.

I would imagine if the world skyscraper race continues to heat up, the government will consider changing this law so the U.S can compete with the rest of the world in height.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 07:10 PM   #830
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Bleh. With alot more important things USA needs to worry about other than Skyscraper ***** contests, we probably won't get WTB again. But it's all about balance. I myself do not want a 1201m+ scraper sticking out in Chicago's skyline.

and the 2000-ft mark is not a rigid limit, just needs more paperwork and possibly flawless manipulation of the FAA for anything beyond that :P
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Old May 21st, 2007, 09:57 PM   #831
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The entire U.S. has a 609.6 meter (2000 ft) height restriction from the FAA. Anything taller than that needs special approval from the government. This has never been done before.

I would imagine if the world skyscraper race continues to heat up, the government will consider changing this law so the U.S can compete with the rest of the world in height.
Actually, it has been done before. The FAA approved plans for the 2,500' Chicago World Trade Center. But the project obviously never became a reality and is not an active proposal any longer.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:03 PM   #832
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Bleh. With alot more important things USA needs to worry about other than Skyscraper ***** contests, we probably won't get WTB again. But it's all about balance. I myself do not want a 1201m+ scraper sticking out in Chicago's skyline.

and the 2000-ft mark is not a rigid limit, just needs more paperwork and possibly flawless manipulation of the FAA for anything beyond that :P
Not really... It is up to developers not the government, really. Most of skyscrapers are built by developers not the governments. I am sure Bill Gates can afford to construct 10 miles skyscraper.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:16 PM   #833
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Not really... It is up to developers not the government, really. Most of skyscrapers are built by developers not the governments. I am sure Bill Gates can afford to construct 10 miles skyscraper.
as far as i know (afaik) thats not technically possible YET!
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:18 PM   #834
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Anything is possible.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:41 AM   #835
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:47 AM   #836
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beautiful capture
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:05 AM   #837
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If only that puke ugly thing he's building in Vegas looked more like this building.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:24 PM   #838
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great pic
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:57 PM   #839
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Why's it not going up...
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:02 PM   #840
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because of the mechanical floors which are currently under construction
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