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Old September 4th, 2007, 09:57 AM   #3081
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It's not an English-speaking world forum. It's an international forum.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #3082
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. . . of people who speak English?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #3083
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no... world development section is stands for summation of important development news from all world (read - local sections). you have own chicago highrise development section where you can stick it and where it's done already. so as there is moscow development section where we can stick russia tower thread on our own.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #3084
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This is undoubtedly my favourite residential developement in the world!!! I didn't realise just how nice the base of the building looked until seeing this thread!!!

You can tell this is a design of the highest spec. because of the fantastic renders and models of the building. In the UK outside of London your lucky to get two or three high quality renderings!!!

I just cant wait for it to begin to soar!!!

Oh yeh and the park looks amazing too!!!
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #3085
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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.[/QUOTE]



So, are you saying that the tower won't be 2,000 feet? And that it will be shorter than the Freedom Tower?

What is that ugly looking building next to it?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #3086
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So, are you saying that the tower won't be 2,000 feet? And that it will be shorter than the Freedom Tower?

What is that ugly looking building next to it?
Hahahaa
That's not a real building, it's the building but three of them stacked on each other to show the comparison.

And the Chicago Spire will be 2000 feet and taller then the Freedom tower.

What he is showing in that picture is that in the renders the spire is SHORTER then what it will be in real life. So 2000 feet is where that render should really be at, not how it is shown there.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #3087
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This is undoubtedly my favourite residential developement in the world!!! I didn't realise just how nice the base of the building looked until seeing this thread!!!

You can tell this is a design of the highest spec. because of the fantastic renders and models of the building. In the UK outside of London your lucky to get two or three high quality renderings!!!

I just cant wait for it to begin to soar!!!

Oh yeh and the park looks amazing too!!!
^ Make sure you tell all your UK friends to buy units in this thing
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #3088
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Hahahaa
That's not a real building, it's the building but three of them stacked on each other to show the comparison.

And the Chicago Spire will be 2000 feet and taller then the Freedom tower.

What he is showing in that picture is that in the renders the spire is SHORTER then what it will be in real life. So 2000 feet is where that render should really be at, not how it is shown there.
Thank you. This is exactly my point: to show that the tower will be higher than it is showed on this picture.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #3089
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please someone do some pictures of the working site...i need updates for this beauty!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #3090
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when can wee see mour construktion photos ?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #3091
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You can't put three buildings above each other to display the height of CS, and forgetting that CS is much more in the back from the viewers standpoint and has to seem smaller!
The building you piled up three times is more in the front and consequently bigger!

The solution is: You gotta put the building so many times above each other, according to their different distance to the viewer and real height! Prob 2,5 times?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #3092
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Well, here's the thing...

The Lake Point Tower is 197 meters, and so 3 stacked is 591 meters, which is pretty dang close to 610 meters. And we estimated that any discrepancies were negligable due to distance between the two. I think we discussed this subject on page 103 or 102. Go forth and check it out.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #3093
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Daguan - what's the other tall building in that render?

Depressio - can't agree with you there; the non-English speaking forums on SSC are far more frequently used (have a look at the number of posts/threads on the forum homepage) than those of the English speaking forums. If you start at Chicago, where do you stop?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #3094
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Daguan - what's the other tall building in that render?
Lake Point Tower. However the building is not that tall. Another poster altered the image by stacking two on top of the original to show the approximate height of Chicago Spire. In the photo below, Lake Point Tower is the black, curvy building in the foreground. Chicago Spire will rise to the left of Cityfront Place (brown, square building):


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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #3095
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Any recent pics from the construction site? Its been a while.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #3096
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So how much money will have to be put down to buy one of these condo's? Is it worth the money though if it were soley going to be an investment?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #3097
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Daguan - what's the other tall building in that render?

Depressio - can't agree with you there; the non-English speaking forums on SSC are far more frequently used (have a look at the number of posts/threads on the forum homepage) than those of the English speaking forums. If you start at Chicago, where do you stop?
I did this building on top of another building for comparison. there is nothing that stands by the future Spire
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #3098
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You can't put three buildings above each other to display the height of CS, and forgetting that CS is much more in the back from the viewers standpoint and has to seem smaller!
The building you piled up three times is more in the front and consequently bigger!

The solution is: You gotta put the building so many times above each other, according to their different distance to the viewer and real height! Prob 2,5 times?
Uh actually CS and Lake Point Tower are nearly the same distance from the camera in that shot, so it's pretty accurate.

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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #3099
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I like the version with the flat roof the most, but this one will be amazing when completed, I'm sure.

America is untouchable in terms of skyscrapers:
the tallest res. building in the world (Chi Spire)
the tallest hotel in the world (Las Vegas Tower)
the tallest office building in the world (FT)
...and a lot in between! Dozens of new supertalls, and much more.

Thank god Chicago invented the greatest thing ever.


I feel so horrible that there will be no observation deck, but maybe everyone on SSC could donate a few bucks and buy out the highest floor. It's going to be so strange to see something bigger than the ST.

One day, maybe in spring, I'll visit Chicago. I've been waiting to go for years, but never had a chance. I've been wanting to poke the JHC; her and 3WTC will be best buddies.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #3100
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I'm the guy who stacked the three Lake Point Towers, and it is pretty close to the actual height taking into account the 100 meter difference in perspective. It was quick and dirty to show how far out the official renders were. Better comparisons have been done since I did that.

People should quit moanin' about small discrepancies or create their own pics. Jeez!
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