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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:51 AM   #3021
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:54 AM   #3022
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I'm hearing positive things about the Russia Tower, so lets see if we can start a Petition going and send it to Kelleher and Calatrava to add a 3 meter spire to the top of the Spire, just to steal it's thunder! What do you think?
Actually the Roof of the Spire is about 100 meters higher than Russia tower. It is the 3 "wings" of the Russia tower that go higher.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:03 AM   #3023
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I should imagine it'll be a while yet before you start seeing a core, especially for a project of this size.
Im looking forward to it rising though aswell
i think it might take 6 month befor we are seing this rices ower streat level
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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:10 AM   #3024
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Won't this building top out before the Russia Tower though?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:58 AM   #3025
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Won't this building top out before the Russia Tower though?
I heard it should be done in 2010.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:06 AM   #3026
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so the US will have the third tallest building for the next 5 years at least or something?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:24 AM   #3027
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Won't this building top out before the Russia Tower though?
no i think russia tower is faster
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:29 AM   #3028
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^ well, this is where russia tower is now :




The chicago spire is moving faster currently
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:29 AM   #3029
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I'm hearing positive things about the Russia Tower, so lets see if we can start a Petition going and send it to Kelleher and Calatrava to add a 3 meter spire to the top of the Spire, just to steal it's thunder! What do you think?
hell yeah. i totally agree.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:05 AM   #3030
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hell yeah. i totally agree.
I heard that instead of spire there going to be a huge light projector going straight into the sky. I think it is more cooler than another spire just because we want to compare with other tower. It sounds very funny actually - all this comparing and changing the height by 2 meters. We should take pride in the appearance of this tower the first this kind of design in the world - 360 degrees turn, not a stupid number. Someone will always build higher.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:08 AM   #3031
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i know. your right.

it still bugs me though.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:13 AM   #3032
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The reason for its height because it the first highrise building to hit 2000ft in US, which is such a nice number, I doubt there will be any changes to it.


Also Russia tower I heard last time has proposed a 640m one... So we may never know, RT might just go higher...


Btw not only will CS be the 3rd tallest building upon completion (Assuming RT is faster), its also the world 4th tallest free standing structure at that time
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Old September 1st, 2007, 01:16 PM   #3033
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hell yeah. i totally agree.
a spire like the one on the Two Prudential Plaza maybe would look nice
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Old September 1st, 2007, 01:36 PM   #3034
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at 2 thousand feet up you couldnt even tell there is a 2m spire up there.
it not going to happen tho.

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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:15 PM   #3035
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the spire of TPP is 23m tall as far as i know
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Old September 1st, 2007, 03:46 PM   #3036
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I still don't think it fits Chicagos skyline.
It would look 10 times better if in Kuwait, Tokyo or even Paris.

Thats my opinion.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:06 PM   #3037
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I still don't think it fits Chicagos skyline.
It would look 10 times better if in Kuwait, Tokyo or even Paris.

Thats my opinion.
This is exactly the attitude that drives some of the monotonous, uninspired arechitecture in some places in the world.

Chicago has been about taking risks, albeit pragmatically (if you can understand the concept). Does the John Hancock Center fit into Chicago? It certainly didn't when it was built, but it is now the most beloved building in Chicago (arguably).

If you don't experiment... If you don't take risks... What do you hope to accomplish?

Why must all of the buildings in a city "fit in"?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:15 PM   #3038
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:32 PM   #3039
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The reason for its height because it the first highrise building to hit 2000ft in US, which is such a nice number, I doubt there will be any changes to it.


Also Russia tower I heard last time has proposed a 640m one... So we may never know, RT might just go higher...


Btw not only will CS be the 3rd tallest building upon completion (Assuming RT is faster), its also the world 4th tallest free standing structure at that time
At that time??? Let's see, Burj Dubai, Russia Tower, ????, Chicago Spire?? Where's the third?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 09:03 PM   #3040
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He must be talking about the Guangzhou TV Tower which is 610 meters. The same height with Chicago Spire.
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