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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:48 PM   #2841
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I believe that they will be using the 7-sided version...
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:47 PM   #2842
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Yes. We do know. Shelbourne Development responded to a SSP forumers E-mail asking about it. This was about 2 weeks ago. I would quote the response but I don't really want to spend 2 hours going through the 5,000 reply topic on SSP.
It said the glass will be clear, and it has 7 sides.
Cool. Thanks.

I probably would have seen that, but real information sometimes gets lots among the 9000 posts of "I love this design!!" and "Is it under construction yet?"
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:54 PM   #2843
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nice design
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:07 PM   #2844
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so which one is going to be the final design
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:58 AM   #2845
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so which one is going to be the final design
Considering the number of caissons drilled, the seven-sided one.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:10 AM   #2846
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I wish Toronto could have a boom like Chicago. Really, Toronto's "boom" is a ******* joke. Chicago's boom has been happening ever since the turn of the century. This Spire shits all over the CN tower. Hope it gets built! Wow..at 610m I suppose it could become the worlds tallest residential building.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:16 AM   #2847
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Anything new going on at the site lately it's a been a while since the last picture update? I know that the weather over here in Chicago hasn't been the best in the last few days. Has the stormy weather impeded construction?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:05 AM   #2848
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Anything new going on at the site lately it's a been a while since the last picture update? I know that the weather over here in Chicago hasn't been the best in the last few days. Has the stormy weather impeded construction?
it has been non stop rain snice last friday. and more to come. I doubt much has changed. they are just drilling.

I did hear though that it will take a year to drill the caissons? that seems long
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:41 AM   #2849
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This building fits well with Chicago's skyline. It's unique, but it has a certain design that runs with Chicago's tendancy to not be straight-edge.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:56 AM   #2850
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it has been non stop rain snice last friday. and more to come. I doubt much has changed. they are just drilling.

I did hear though that it will take a year to drill the caissons? that seems long
oh dear god
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:10 AM   #2851
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Thanks for the the update...

I love the color of the water in your pictures...
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:57 AM   #2852
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This building fits well with Chicago's skyline. It's unique, but it has a certain design that runs with Chicago's tendancy to not be straight-edge.
I don't think it fits well right now but people will get used and later nobody will be able to imagine Chicago without the Spire... just like Paris and Eiffel tower 100 years ago.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:36 PM   #2853
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 05:07 PM   #2854
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Savin' up

Well SGMD1, thats why I'm saving up! Right now I have $,$$$!

On a serious note, yes it is sad that the Spire won't be public, but we've discussed that to death.

So, in the mean time, get to know your eccentric rich uncle who loves heights! Everyone's got one!
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:46 PM   #2855
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I can't read all the reply of this thread...but I have a different opinion!
Have a look at the image...


I note one thing:the site of the building in not proper for the tallest skyscraper of Chicago:
1) there is something like a big hole...behind the spire.
2) the Sears..seems a little tower...because this is the only possible panning shot with a spectacular reflection of light.

..anyway...
maybe...someone can think it's perfect because you can see the building from foundations to the top.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:51 PM   #2856
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We should all pitch in to get the top room.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:00 PM   #2857
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Great idea!

I like this idea! We'll call it the Spire Fund, and we will open our top floor apartment to the public for a nominal fee. We can get back our investment and more! Every SSC Member send 1,000 dollars to: P.O. box #1337 in the fine town of InUrDreams, Illinois, Zip code 64652, and I'll buy the highest apt. possible. We can do this!

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:01 PM   #2858
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We should all pitch in to get the top room.
NICE. I'm in.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:33 PM   #2859
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I can't read all the reply of this thread...but I have a different opinion!
Have a look at the image...


I note one thing:the site of the building in not proper for the tallest skyscraper of Chicago:
1) there is something like a big hole...behind the spire.
2) the Sears..seems a little tower...because this is the only possible panning shot with a spectacular reflection of light.

..anyway...
maybe...someone can think it's perfect because you can see the building from foundations to the top.
you are forgeting that Trump, Waterview and Lakeshore East are completely undeveloped in that picture. I used to feel the same way when I first saw that rendering, but the skyline will be subtantially filled in when all is said and done. And the Sears will still dominate from the west, which is what most people see anyway.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:45 PM   #2860
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Lake Shore East is not in that rendering either
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