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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #2901
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True Height?

Yep, it appears renders are scaled down.

In the following image I've stacked two Lake Point Towers on top of the original. LPT is 197m tall, so that makes just under 600m, and CS is spec'd at 610m. Now, LPT is slightly in front of CS but not by enough to throw this comparison out.


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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #2902
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And, the wide shot:

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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #2903
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The best reference to use is the North Pier Apartment Tower. Which is just across ogden slip. At 582ft. But that is pretty close. :p
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #2904
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And, the wide shot:

Simply amazing! Way to go Chicago! Just think the extended Lake Point towers shown the rendering would have an astounding 210 stories yet would still be 19 meters shorter than Chicago Spire!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #2905
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Here it is using North Pier Apartments as a reference.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #2906
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The best reference to use is the North Pier Apartment Tower. Which is just across ogden slip. At 582ft. But that is pretty close. :p
Sure, I did consider it, but LPT is 197m tall which stacked three high is as close to 600m as you need. NPT is 177m which makes things a little trickier.

Further, even though LPT is about 150m in front of CS, my stacked LPT is only 591m (3 x 197m) which is 19m short of CS at 610, which will more than make up for the distance between them.

CS is red circle.

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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #2907
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The question remains: why scale the render down? Or did the just make a mistake? I can't see why you'd scale it back on purpose.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #2908
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Maybe it looked disproportional. Maybe they wanted to surprise everyone. Maybe they're just screwing with people like us!

Edit: More likely, though, some kid made those renders and just wasn't paying that close attention.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #2909
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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.

i hope it will too. But to me it just looks like a missile or something in the renders from a distance. I almost think it would look better if the top was just flat lol
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #2910
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An observation deck would be better.. for the world's second tallest building
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #2911
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Here is a correctly scaled rendering: (it was photoshoped to the right sizes I believe)
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #2912
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Nice pic, Kngkyle. That thing is a monster
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #2913
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Third cause the higher the floor the better! But it's be better f the top of the building twisted into a more defined spire.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #2914
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I envy you Chicago. Toronto dosen't have 1 freakin supertall. It's a dirty shantytown compared to your city.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:02 AM   #2915
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Wow! I'll say the same thing I said about the Dubai project, "The wind doesn't blow in Chicago?" The base is not massive or voluminous enough to take the strain of the constant movement of this thing. It's absolutely beautiful, but the exterior shape actually looks like it would promote rotation in the wind off of the lake. Just like a verticle windmill! All that weight on such a relatively small base.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #2916
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No, Calatrava has said that the design of the building *lessens" wind impact.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #2917
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What a city - is Chicago!!! 10/10.

The "spire" will add even more depth to it's already great skyline!!!

I wish we could get something like that here in OZ.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #2918
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Who ever makes the pictures on the construction site, i have a question for you:

Can you photograph the space beneath the highway to look iff there is some activity that links the two patches off ground that are left and right off the highway?? I would be pleased.

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Old August 25th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #2919
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Here is a correctly scaled rendering: (it was photoshoped to the right sizes I believe)
HOLY F*CK! Look at the size of that thing! - and there's me thinking these kind of projects are only possible if some megalomaniacal ruler forces it *cough* *cough*
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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #2920
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yeah..I think so.
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