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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #2921
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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.
The diameter at the base is about 216' I believe. (Might be off by a couple feet). The base of the sears tower is 225'. It's not that small. But because it is so tall it makes it look tiny.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #2922
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if i dose off, could someone please wake me up when it passes the 100 storey mark?
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Old August 25th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #2923
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I wish it still had the decorative bit at the top. Anyways-great tower!
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Old August 26th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #2924
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It always reminded me of
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Old August 26th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #2925
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I still like the current one, but i also like this one, but I like the design with the top that looked like it was from Lord of the Rings.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #2926
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I still like the current one, but i also like this one, but I like the design with the top that looked like it was from Lord of the Rings.
I am also one of the few people who also like that design too. It was a very unique design and still it kept the spiral. Though I must say I really love the current design even better. Either way I'm still glad this is getting this built in my back yard.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #2927
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that render is nice...but add the Trump and Overview and damn its awesome
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #2928
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that render is nice...but add the Trump and Overview and damn its awesome
overview? I think you mean Waterview But you are right, two more gleaming glass towers will be amazing in addition to the CS.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #2929
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that render is nice...but add the Trump and Overview and damn its awesome
yeah its Waterview. funny typo.....and I agree. We need more renders with those 2 buildings. It would make a big difference, but I honestly dont think any renders will do this building justice.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #2930
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Looks like a Dick But realy nice tower
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Old August 26th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #2931
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It's strange that the twisting of the spire creates the illusion that it is leaning.

Weird!
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Old August 26th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #2932
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Isn't Moscow taller?
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Old August 26th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #2933
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I am also one of the few people who also like that design too. It was a very unique design and still it kept the spiral. Though I must say I really love the current design even better. Either way I'm still glad this is getting this built in my back yard.
Same, I like the final design more, but the spiral was really quite striking in the first (well actually it still is but you know what I mean)

Only problem is.. Chicago will have to listen to all those 'hilarious' double entendres for a while.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #2934
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Isn't Moscow taller?
yes, but the diagram is old
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #2935
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I think the thing that will make this building look amazing will be its windows. All the renders show a bland color and its not reflecting off anything. In real life each window will be reflecting different colors and I think it will look amazing.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #2936
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I think the thing that will make this building look amazing will be its windows. All the renders show a bland color and its not reflecting off anything. In real life each window will be reflecting different colors and I think it will look amazing.
to true,....can't wait to see it!!!
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Old August 27th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #2937
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I still like the current one, but i also like this one, but I like the design with the top that looked like it was from Lord of the Rings.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #2938
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Has anyone seen any unit layouts? They haven't been posted on the Spire website yet.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #2939
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since this tower has no discernable "decorative spire", I wonder if it will have the worlds hightest inhabited floor or roof. Anyone know?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #2940
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um.. have you heard of the Burj Dubai? lol



I like that other version above better also, with the flat top it doesnt look so much like "a big dick" like some other people have said
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