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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:36 PM   #2881
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Thanks bnk, for the info, however i think the orientation of the blue print is north to the left, the perimeter of the excavation looks to be a slurry wall, at least 6' thick, and almost impossible to install under LSD, plus note the chillers and pumps are located to the south, (discharge/intake piping) and nearest source of water, the Chicago river.
Thanks for the reorientation; it makes allot more sense now.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:51 PM   #2882
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It's still missing the Chandlier Building in Lake Shore East.
its missing a few things, but still pretty good
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #2883
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It's still missing the Chandlier Building in Lake Shore East.
Also the BCBS vertical expansion.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:05 PM   #2884
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I found different proposals...and I believe that the first photo looks better.
what do you think?!

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:10 PM   #2885
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will is be the tallest in the US?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:16 PM   #2886
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:55 PM   #2887
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I never like the second, flat-topped version. I like the other two, and to be honest, I think the current, useable-all-the-way-to-the-top version looks the best.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:58 PM   #2888
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:23 PM   #2889
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do you know the height of the first proposal?
it looks....to me...more stylish than the actual spire.

I haven't yet a precise idea of its impact with the other buildings under costruction..but it seems a less aggressive landscape.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #2890
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Sorry I haven't posted any pics in the past couple weeks...I'm surprised more people haven't posted...I guess I've got somewhat of a responsibility...I'll be in my condo on Saturday and I'll put up a couple throughout the week (then off to London/NY/SF for a month so next update after that will be in October )
cool....and yes you do have a responsibilty! you have a great vantage point.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #2891
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There are pages and pages of discussions disecting each proposal in this thread. I know you don't want to read the whole thing (who would?), but, I also don't think it's a discussion that needs to be rehashed. The first proposal was 2000' to the tip of the spire and something like 1600' to the roof if memory serves (my roof figure is off, I'm sure).
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #2892
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ok...thanks!
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #2893
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cool....and yes you do have a responsibilty! you have a great vantage point.
Ooooh, and pretty please, a camera that takes a shot every day at noon CST/1300 CDT?





PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE!



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Old August 24th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #2894
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Couldn't you install a webcam???

PLEASE!!!pretty
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Old August 24th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #2895
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yes pleeeeeeeaaaaase install a web cam,someone please I can't wait for a webcam!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #2896
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If I had to make a (very uneducated) guess, I'd say between 6 and 8 million. Unlike most penthouse apartments, the square footage will be pretty limited at the top...plus that's really the upper end of the current Chicago condo market price...20 million is way too much for Chicago
Yes the highest priced condos at the moment are going for that sort of price but these condos aren't in the CS. The supply of apartments above 550 metres in N America is non existent. Somebody's reservation price for a 550m+ apartment is going to exceed the going rate for top condos at the moment simply because of exclusivity. There is no competition, there are no other Spires (atm) providing views of 550m+. Bidders for the apartments have no choice but to outbid their rivals to secure condos. I'm sure this will inflate prices above $8 million.

You could probably get higher views by erecting a tree house in KVLV-TV, N Dakota.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #2897
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$6-8 million is too low for the top penthouses in a building like this. Projects like Waterview, Trump, Mandarin all have prices between $10-20+ million.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #2898
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I gotta say, I'm not really a fan of this building

It looks really cool up close with the curves, but from far away i dont like how it just looks like a big torpedo

I dunno, I guess we'll see how it turns out.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #2899
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I gotta say, I'm not really a fan of this building

It looks really cool up close with the curves, but from far away i dont like how it just looks like a big torpedo

I dunno, I guess we'll see how it turns out.
It's hard to imagine what it's going to look like in reality. Since all the renders from far away are way underscaled. As in the Spire would only be 1500' if scaled properly. And of course we know it will be 2000'. I think it will look better than the renders.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #2900
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Scaled Down?

So the renders are scaled down? I did not know that. Hey, here's to being taller than your renders suggest! Go Spire!
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