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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #16401
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So what? It looks horrible. Too many of these things are over-thought. It's like the top 5th of the Burj. Serves no purpose other than to show whose balls are bigger and to give the light bulb changer a better view.
do you really believe that it serves no purpose? and its just to show off its balls? you really need to pay more attention to the design and inspirations to this tower....
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #16402
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So what? It looks horrible. Too many of these things are over-thought. It's like the top 5th of the Burj. Serves no purpose other than to show whose balls are bigger and to give the light bulb changer a better view.
not for nothing it's called Antenna the thing at the top.. maybe you should search the meaning of the Antenna word and then think why it will be on the top of a building.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #16403
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At what floor do the angled corner columns come together with the beams next to them?
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #16404
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So what? It looks horrible. Too many of these things are over-thought. It's like the top 5th of the Burj. Serves no purpose other than to show whose balls are bigger and to give the light bulb changer a better view.
Burj is designed to be world's tallest building...

This one is not...Every foot of this building has meaning..Everything on this building has meaning...This is not just another "investors & architects ego" building...
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #16405
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Thank you very much for this..I was looking for something like this...
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #16406
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I hate the top of this thing. That hypodermic needle thing is aweful. How bout stopping at the roof and calling it done? Great looking building right up to the roof, terrible above that.
The spire isn't there for decoration, it's gona be the tallest point within 50+ miles. Great place to put communications antennas.

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As DinoVabec said, the 52nd floor, and again at the 82nd floor. They well transition in a big steel "node" small versions of the 20th floor corner nodes.

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Old September 25th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #16407
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It will be tallest in america to spire, but not to roof, Willis Tower in Chicago will still claim that title as it has for almost 40 years. Takes nothing away from this building though, it has a very different significance aside from it's height alone. In effect, they could have built it to 2000ft and above if they wanted to, but it's not about the height. 1300 just happens to be the height of the original twins. That's far more significant than some untouchable "Dubai" job IMO
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Old September 25th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #16408
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As DinoVabec said, the 52nd floor, and again at the 82nd floor. They well transition in a big steel "node" small versions of the 20th floor corner nodes.
That "node" will be 2.5 floors high..
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Old September 25th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #16409
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Old September 25th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #16410
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #16411
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nice progress so far!
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #16412
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It will be tallest in america to spire, but not to roof, Willis Tower in Chicago will still claim that title as it has for almost 40 years. Takes nothing away from this building though, it has a very different significance aside from it's height alone. In effect, they could have built it to 2000ft and above if they wanted to, but it's not about the height. 1300 just happens to be the height of the original twins. That's far more significant than some untouchable "Dubai" job IMO
When I said the tallest thing within 50+ miles, I ment anthing Mother Nature created too.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #16413
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Raw height doesn't mean much anymore. The prestige of building tall was lost as soon as everyone and their mother started doing it.

There are more 2000 ft. radio towers in the US than there are supertalls in the rest of the world combined.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 08:28 AM   #16414
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I hate the top of this thing. That hypodermic needle thing is aweful. How bout stopping at the roof and calling it done? Great looking building right up to the roof, terrible above that.
I agree to a degree. What is wrong with it is that the roof need a conical shaped structure to blend into the spire. Then it would be okay.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 08:31 AM   #16415
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It will be tallest in america to spire, but not to roof, Willis Tower in Chicago will still claim that title as it has for almost 40 years. Takes nothing away from this building though, it has a very different significance aside from it's height alone. In effect, they could have built it to 2000ft and above if they wanted to, but it's not about the height. 1300 just happens to be the height of the original twins. That's far more significant than some untouchable "Dubai" job IMO


Willis tower?!?!?!?! Willis Tower?!?!?!?! WILLIS TOWER????!!!!???!!!

it's the SEARS TOWER NOW AND FOREVER!!
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #16416
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Old September 25th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #16420
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Thank you very much for this..I was looking for something like this...
i made this list a couple of months ago and update it every ~20 days or so. btw thanks for keeping this thread on track with pics and / or explaining construction stuff to others.
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