daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 15th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #201
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by forumly_chgoman View Post
you know who thinks the traffic is bad is all the shmucks who drive in from the burbs and then bitch they actually have to have there pasty, doughy asses walk a whole 2 blocks.....
and the ones complain are the same ones who live downtown, hop into their suvs and drive three blocks to the grocery store, NOW THATS ANNOYING!

I know a place where these idiots can go without traffic congestion...a place called KANSAS!

IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT RAISES MY BLOOD PRESSURE ITS THOSE IDIOTS! (now if you will excuse me I need to go take my LOTREL!)

Last edited by danthediscoman; December 15th, 2006 at 08:44 PM.
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 15th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #202
exit_320
Registered User
 
exit_320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 749
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by mohammed wong View Post
it may be your work computer,
i dont see them at my work, but i can see them at home,
not sure why.
if your company blocks certain websites, the pictures hosted at those websites won't come through.. took me awhile to figure that out too. have to recheck forums whenever i get home from work at night
exit_320 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #203
creil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 343
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by danthediscoman View Post
and the ones complain are the same ones who live downtown, hop into their suvs and drive three blocks to the grocery store, NOW THATS ANNOYING!

I know a place where these idiots can go without traffic congestion...a place called KANSAS!

IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT RAISES MY BLOOD PRESSURE ITS THOSE IDIOTS! (now if you will excuse me I need to go take my LOTREL!)
You're right! One of the things that SOARS wants to push through is more short term parking for "quick errand" places. It's complete BS. But the people of the neighborhood still have an important voice and that should not be ignored.

And if you think about it, combine the TRIPLED occupancy of the Spire(you can't even call it a spire anymore, I'll go with drillbit) along with the existing congestion that Navy Peir causes and you are talking about a traffic nightmare. Aren't we supposed to address congestion problems instead of giving a free pass to create more?

My main issue is still the design.
creil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #204
i_am_hydrogen
muted
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,080
Likes (Received): 203

Quote:
Originally Posted by creil View Post
But the people of the neighborhood still have an important voice and that should not be ignored.
Ignoring/silencing them is one thing. And I don't think anyone here advocates doing so. Allowing them to decide what's best for the rest of the city is another thing.
i_am_hydrogen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #205
creil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 343
Likes (Received): 1

SOAR does have a good level of power in the 42nd, but I doubt that they alone could dictate the outcome of this project.
creil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #206
mohammed wong
Registered User
 
mohammed wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chevanston, IL
Posts: 1,853
Likes (Received): 10

Quote:
Originally Posted by danthediscoman View Post
and the ones complain are the same ones who live downtown, hop into their suvs and drive three blocks to the grocery store, NOW THATS ANNOYING!

I know a place where these idiots can go without traffic congestion...a place called KANSAS!

IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT RAISES MY BLOOD PRESSURE ITS THOSE IDIOTS! (now if you will excuse me I need to go take my LOTREL!)
this is a hilarious post,
yes much has changed in the city since i was a tyke
when i see this i just laugh,

its funny to see the suburban mentality INSIDE A CITY.
im surprised they are EVEN in the city,

to me it seems that MOST
leave during the CRITICAL nesting period where they brood
and hatch their eggs in naperville or libertyville or whatever godforsaken exurb they chose inbetween their single years and their empty nest years,
mohammed wong no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 04:41 AM   #207
mohammed wong
Registered User
 
mohammed wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chevanston, IL
Posts: 1,853
Likes (Received): 10

Quote:
Originally Posted by creil View Post
SOAR does have a good level of power in the 42nd, but I doubt that they alone could dictate the outcome of this project.
WE need MORE SOAR and less EYESORES....

is SOAR just a near north phenom?

personally if we REALLY wanted to start something BIG,
it would be the NEXT SOAR,

which would be I GUESS be?!!???? in lincoln park!!!????
mohammed wong no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 07:34 AM   #208
The Urban Politician
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5,935
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by creil View Post
You're right! One of the things that SOARS wants to push through is more short term parking for "quick errand" places. It's complete BS. But the people of the neighborhood still have an important voice and that should not be ignored.
^ Do those provincial ****-wits ever travel? Have they spent any time in New York, or most European cities? What nonsense. I laugh and pity these people.

What they need to do is rally around a transit system for Streeterville. Wow, it's shocking how people just don't get this stuff.

Bring on the higher gas prices--Americans don't deserve cheap petroleum
The Urban Politician no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #209
mohammed wong
Registered User
 
mohammed wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chevanston, IL
Posts: 1,853
Likes (Received): 10

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Urban Politician View Post
^ Do those provincial ****-wits ever travel? Have they spent any time in New York, or most European cities? What nonsense. I laugh and pity these people.

What they need to do is rally around a transit system for Streeterville. Wow, it's shocking how people just don't get this stuff.

Bring on the higher gas prices--Americans don't deserve cheap petroleum
hmm that is shocking!!!!
I thought SOARS what good.....
atleast we arent the SOURCE OF CHEAP GAS,
then we would be ****d forever,
in venezuela gas is cheaper than pisssssss....

and yes
i also cant wait until a gallon of gas is more expensive
than a unit of blood
or a bottle of water
mohammed wong no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #210
Dolemite
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 55
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by danthediscoman View Post
and the ones complain are the same ones who live downtown, hop into their suvs and drive three blocks to the grocery store, NOW THATS ANNOYING!

I know a place where these idiots can go without traffic congestion...a place called KANSAS!

IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT RAISES MY BLOOD PRESSURE ITS THOSE IDIOTS! (now if you will excuse me I need to go take my LOTREL!)
Yeah..because there is a better/easier was to pick up groceries, than driing your car, right......
Dolemite no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #211
The Urban Politician
The City
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5,935
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolemite View Post
Yeah..because there is a better/easier was to pick up groceries, than driing your car, right......
^ I get groceries all the time without a car. It's easy as pie. I don't see your point at all (of course, my walk to the grocery store is shorter than your walk from the parking lot to the entrance).

All it takes is a creative use of land. One giant mega-grocer to serve tens of thousands vs. smaller grocers interspersed throughout the city that are more pedestrian-friendly.

A car is not something we are entitled to, esp those living downtown.

Walk.
The Urban Politician no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #212
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolemite View Post
Yeah..because there is a better/easier was to pick up groceries, than driing your car, right......
Umm...Yeah...Its called walking! (I really hope you don't live in downtown Chicago and have that mentality, not that I would be surprised ) This IS the BETTER way to get groceries; better for you, better for the environment, better for traffic, BREAK THE CAR ADDICTION!...This kind of lazy ass American attitude infiriates me (ooops... time for another LOTREL!)
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #213
prelude91
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago...Soon to be Washington D.C.
Posts: 1,240
Likes (Received): 2

If all of these people love thier car so much, why do they live in streeterville??Most of the people in this area are single or couples with no children. How much ******* groceries can these people buy. Walk a few block for Christs Sake.

I agree that these people should rally around getting better transit in the area.
prelude91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #214
BVictor1
Chicago's #1 Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,186
Likes (Received): 882

More renderings originaly posted by spyguy in SSP



BVictor1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #215
urban_addict
Craving density 24/7
 
urban_addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 141
Likes (Received): 0

Those renderings changed my mind... nice building.
urban_addict no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 04:40 PM   #216
downtownVital.org
You can call me Dan
 
downtownVital.org's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Green Bay
Posts: 421
Likes (Received): 4

Those renderings do look great, and really show how the new curve will look great from the street and how the details of how th efloors go together will look great. If they just do something to make the top look a little more finished off it'll be a 10.
__________________
- Dan

http://www.downtownvital.org
downtownVital.org no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #217
danthediscoman
Registered User
 
danthediscoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 384
Likes (Received): 1

^These need to be shown to the critics, I think they will have a change of heart!
danthediscoman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #218
ricardo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 100
Likes (Received): 1

I love the way it looks now. Lets give the building thumbs up. I know the first one was more classy, but they could build something much worst on this site.
Imangine taking a boat ride starting at the beging of the river and the first building you would see is this one. Then Donald Trump maybe the aqua the waterview and so on. The river front is going to be amazing. I do agree it needs something on top is too flat. I hope it does get build. Can someone tell me if the building is white.
ricardo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #219
wrabbit
Registered User
 
wrabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,162
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by ricardo View Post
...Can someone tell me if the building is white.
Don't know yet, but Calatrava does like his white.
wrabbit no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2006, 10:28 PM   #220
megatower
BANNED
 
megatower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,214
Likes (Received): 34

Quote:
Originally Posted by BVictor1 View Post
More renderings originaly posted by spyguy in SSP



Nice colorful renders
__________________

Zefire liked this post
megatower no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
chicago, santiago calatrava, spire, tallest, tower

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu