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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:13 PM   #3061
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Yeah basically the Chicago Spire represents the absolute legal pinnacle of architecture in the United States. But as previously mentioned, let's get some more 2,000 footers in here and see how long the gov't can stand the pressure of a free market.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 03:49 PM   #3062
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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.
Sorry have to disagree with this one. If this deserves a sticky then so to do many other projects. Just because this is in Chicago or the USA doesn't put it at the top of the heap.

If forummers post often enough this should stay on the front page for the next couple of years, thats good enough.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 03:57 PM   #3063
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Well, lets move on.

Now that we've discussed the legality of the Chicago Spire and the KLVY Mast, as well as the possiblility of a sticky for this thread, let's start seeing some updates. I'd like to see how the caissons are progressing.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:43 PM   #3064
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:59 PM   #3065
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Damn this picture is so beautiful. Can someone add the trump and waterview to this picture?


I found this picture in the Chicago skyline thread, it was posted by java_fun.
I hope I can help you with this picture, it's not 100% the same as the one you posted, but it'll do nicely I guess.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:46 PM   #3066
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Thats an older design though. Not the one being built.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 06:13 PM   #3067
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this design grows on you
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 06:52 PM   #3068
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i was just trying to show the correct height
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:01 PM   #3069
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I found this picture in the Chicago skyline thread, it was posted by java_fun.
I hope I can help you with this picture, it's not 100% the same as the one you posted, but it'll do nicely I guess.
I found the location of this building a little bit away from the herd (rest of the buildings). I guess they really make this special then. I found the design way too advance. It will be interesting to see the progress of the construction.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:31 PM   #3070
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I found this picture in the Chicago skyline thread, it was posted by java_fun.
I hope I can help you with this picture, it's not 100% the same as the one you posted, but it'll do nicely I guess.
thanks, this picture is great.

Which one of those new buildings is the waterview?
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:34 PM   #3071
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thanks, this picture is great.

Which one of those new buildings is the waterview?
The first one to pop up to the left of Trump.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #3072
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Sorry have to disagree with this one. If this deserves a sticky then so to do many other projects. Just because this is in Chicago or the USA doesn't put it at the top of the heap.

If forummers post often enough this should stay on the front page for the next couple of years, thats good enough.
Well I never mentioned Chicago OR the US in my original post. I think that, since this is an English-speaking forum, and because this building will be the tallest building in the English-speaking world, it is of adequate significance to justify a sticky. Again this really has nothing to do with being tallest in just the US, much less Chicago.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 09:21 PM   #3073
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^It's a moot point. I mentioned a while ago that this one won't be stickied.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:40 PM   #3074
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For those of you concerned about the spire "sticking out too much" or being "isolated": Chicago has a history of surrounding buildings that stand out from the crowd with company to create clusters. Big John, Sears, and Aon all stood out like sore thumbs at one point, but were eventually surrounded with buildings that are different, but complimentary to them. I'd put my money on another supertall in the 1500 or so range being built across the river in LSE, plus a couple other tall guys in the locale of the spire to eventually compliment this magnificent structure. Yes, at first it will stick out a bit, but it's not too far from the aon cluster of the jhc cluster. Other futuristic, innovative designs that compliment the spire will be built- rather sooner than later if we get the olympics.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #3075
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agreed. But as of now are there any developments for that area?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #3076
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This is the REAL height of the building.

I see a lot of construction that is going on on the site. Looks good to me.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #3077
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Nice computer rendering of the future panorama
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Old September 4th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #3078
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^It's a moot point. I mentioned a while ago that this one won't be stickied.
I agree with that. Other forumers will not be happy with this move (I guess "it will develop a dark force inside them" is a better interpretation ). For example, your rival New Yorkers may find this insulting because of their Freedom Tower (the symbol of 9/11 memorial), Russians with their Russia Tower (the tower that will dominate the New Moscow skyline) and even Mecca's Abraj Al-Bait (it will play a big role to this city and serves as a time clock guide to its pilgrims). Soon, Shanghai Center and Al Burj will crush in (talking about sticking these stickies). However, this is just my opinion so don't be hating.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #3079
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I agree with that. Other forumers will not be happy with this move (I guess "it will develop a dark force inside them" is a better interpretation). For example, your rival New Yorkers may find this insulting because of their Freedom Tower (the symbol of 9/11 memorial), Russians with their Russia Tower (the tower that will dominate the New Moscow skyline) and even Mecca's Abraj Al-Bait (it will play a big role to this city and serves as a time clock guide to its pilgrims). Soon, Shanghai Center and Al Burj will crush in (talking about sticking these stickies). However, this is just my opinion so don't be hating.
Exactly. Giving CS a sticky opens the floodgates. Where is the line eventually drawn?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #3080
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Uh. . . like I said: the English-speaking world.
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