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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #3361
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There's a cautionary article in the tribune today, though it still doesn't shake my convictions. Banks may be stingy right now, but... Well, I guess I'm saying that the fate of the spire and buildings like it rest on the federal reserve knowing what they're doing, and i'm pretty sure they do. The fed is largely unconcerned with general finance (outside of the subprime squeeze), and the fed is generally alot smarter than the market at large, which enjoys being caught up in the latest boom or bust.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #3362
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Great updates your doing harryc.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #3363
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i can't see the last 2 pics
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #3364
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i can't see the last 2 pics
Should be OK - anyone else having problems ?

Try http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r....hael/400NLSDCS and see if you can see them there.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #3365
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i cant wait to see this one erected! no pun intended (because of what it looks like)
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #3366
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Should be OK - anyone else having problems ?

Try http://picasaweb.google.com/harry.r....hael/400NLSDCS and see if you can see them there.
works just fine for me.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #3367
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Why the negativism all of a sudden ? It's even worse over on SSP.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #3368
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Buildings and architecure are hobbies of mine, I am in no way an expert. Have there been cases where large buildings have been under construction(where they are at with the Spire) and stopped??? Can that happen? What happens to the site if they do?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #3369
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WOW awesome updates.. Thanx
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #3370
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #3371
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http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=26508

Condo atop Chicago Spire to list for $40 million
Sept. 26, 2007
By Andrew Schroedter


Prices at the Santiago Calatrava-designed twisting tower, which is to be the tallest building in the U.S. when it’s completed in 2011, will range from $750,000 to $40 million for a penthouse in the 150-story skyscraper.
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the project’s marketing director says the units will average less than $2,000 per square foot.
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Mr. Grace says an international sales launch will follow the Chicago opening with "dedicated exhibitions" in 14 other international cities, including Dublin, Moscow, Hong Kong and New York.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #3372
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Condo atop Chicago Spire to list for $40 million

(Crain’s) — It's going to cost top dollar — $40 million to be exact — for a place atop the Chicago Spire.

Prices at the Santiago Calatrava-designed twisting tower, which is to be the tallest building in the U.S. when it’s completed in 2011, will range from $750,000 to $40 million for a penthouse in the 150-story skyscraper.

Price details as well as a look at the interiors were disclosed Wednesday to the media during a tour of the Spire’s lavish sales center on the 18th floor of the NBC Tower, which overlooks the building’s site at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive.

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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #3373
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Spyguy - you're welcome to post those pics over here too. We now see how Calatrava is planning to treat the Lake Shore Drive viaduct - with a curtain-like sinusoid wall of wooden slats.

So - we have a secant wall in the project already, and now we are getting a sine/cosine wall. All we need is a tangent wall and we've got all the trig functions!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #3374
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #3375
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I just saw that if you live in chicago tune in to the fox news tonight at 9pm, they will be talking about the new spire condos
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #3376
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I just saw that if you live in chicago tune in to the fox news tonight at 9pm, they will be talking about the new spire condos
Thanks for the notice.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #3377
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Even that is not gonna make me watch Fox News.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #3378
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It's not the actual Fox News Channel but it's the local Fox station, WFLD.

Heasthope, thanks for the heads up, I will most certainly tune in to Fox just for that. Harryc, thank you so much for the pics. You do an amazing job
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #3379
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Interesting change on the "tubing".
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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #3380
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WTF is with that base render? It doesn't match the model.
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