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Old September 1st, 2007, 11:58 PM   #3041
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If there is going to be a spire - it should be pretty big, to have a harmony with the rest of building. Once you are talking about "big" it means problems with FAA. Since the limit is 2000 ft in US. So I have no idea how it is going to be.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 02:46 AM   #3042
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2,000ft, and then some

Yeah, the maximum height of any spire on the Spire, fictional or not, could only be 63 feet tall, due to the FAA restriction based on the TV mast in North Dakota being 2063 feet tall.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:10 AM   #3043
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The restriction IS 2,000 feet. The KLVY mast is taller than that only because it's Grandfather-claused-in.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:15 AM   #3044
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Oh, Okay

Oh alright. Thanks for clearing that up. I learn something that I thought I knew everyday.
How about we petition the FAA? Lets see if we can raise the restriction to 3,000 feet or something ludicrous like that, so we can usher in a new age of hypertalls all across America!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:19 AM   #3045
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I'm in.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:32 AM   #3046
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:44 AM   #3047
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Well if that's the route that you want to take . . . you've got to prove that a 3,000' tall building is no more of a threat to air-traffic than a 2,000' building . . . and good luck with that!!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 10:24 AM   #3048
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Let's get a handful more 2,000 footers first.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #3049
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He must be talking about the Guangzhou TV Tower which is 610 meters. The same height with Chicago Spire.
It's about a feet taller, that why CS ranked 4th


And regarding wat depressio said, the height restriction would mean the American architecture has reach its highest or saturation point. Centauries later when other buildings around the world has hit a few km in height, Amercian tallest is still at its 2000 ft. It's a sad senario...
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 12:02 PM   #3050
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i doubt that in a few "centauries" the hight restriction will remain at 2000 ft.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 02:16 PM   #3051
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And to call 2000Ft restriction - a "saturation point of architecture" is ludicrous, show how much one knows about architecture...
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:34 PM   #3052
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If there is going to be a spire - it should be pretty big, to have a harmony with the rest of building. Once you are talking about "big" it means problems with FAA. Since the limit is 2000 ft in US. So I have no idea how it is going to be.
Just call it an antenna
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:42 PM   #3053
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Who cares man, we Chicagoans are the ones who started it all.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #3054
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so will this building be the third or second tallest building for the next 5-10 years?
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:47 PM   #3055
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Damn this picture is so beautiful. Can someone add the trump and waterview to this picture?
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:38 PM   #3056
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so will this building be the third or second tallest building for the next 5-10 years?
ummm..I dont think anyone could truthfully answer that question,
but Id guess that it will be in the top 5 in the world for the next 10-15 years
hopefully.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:39 PM   #3057
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so will this building be the third or second tallest building for the next 5-10 years?
3rd tallest in 10 years. but for a short time it probably will be the 2nd tallest
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:18 PM   #3058
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I really think this particular building deserves a sticky. It is to be the tallest building in the English-speaking world, and English is the undisputed Lingua Franca here. That, coupled with the fact that I found this thread on the second page should stabilize my argument.
I urge the administration to consider my suggestion.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:29 PM   #3059
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Yeah this pic is amazing. the thing that makes it even more amazing is the fact that the Spire is smaller here that it will be in real life, take the tall building to the right of the Spire, that is about 200m tall so if you put 3 of those on top of each other that makes almost the final hight. just measure with your fingers and you can tell how much taller the Spire will be in real life than in this render.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:03 PM   #3060
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And to call 2000Ft restriction - a "saturation point of architecture" is ludicrous, show how much one knows about architecture...
That is for height only btw, perhaps i fail my point to further clarify my statement.


Lets hope this restriction will be remove within our lifetime, I do really hope to see a ultratall in US like the proposed 701m tall Chicago WTC back a few years ago.
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