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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #381
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i love the new design!!!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #382
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Wonder what a skyscraper would have to look like to avoid being likened to a ***** ? Or maybe I just don't get around much and some people in this this world have weirdly spectacular schlongs.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #383
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i like version D because i am not feeling version C at all.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #384
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Btw, spy, nice work in making CS more anatomically correct, so to speak.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #385
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Version A is the best still, but still a breathtaking tower! Estimated prize?????
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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #386
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Spyguy's render is amazing!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #387
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That absolutly beautiful! How did Caltrava become such a brilliant artist? I bet he fell into a vat of toxic waste carrying books on architechture, artistic masterpieces, and Frank Llyod Wrights biography. I can't wait till it's built, I'll be calling my buddy asking if I can crash on his couch for a week, just so I could explore it. Chicago, you are one luck SOB of a city.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #388
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Let's keep our fingers crossed that the detailing remains the same as this:

Yeah I think it is, just the top is curved.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #389
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Version D is absolutely the best of all Versions
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Old January 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #390
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I dont get you guys. this building is one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen and it's going to destroy Chicago's beautiful skyline!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #391
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this building is one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen and it's going to destroy Chicago's beautiful skyline!
that is the EXACT same sentiment that was expressed by many in chicago when the john hancock center was proposed. hmmmmmmmmmm............

some people are comfortable with the way things are, and thus they fear change. others eagerly anticpate the future because what is can always be improved upon.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #392
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I dont get you guys. this building is one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen and it's going to destroy Chicago's beautiful skyline!
What building do you consider beautiful?
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Old January 24th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #393
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What building do you consider beautiful?
I'll give you one from the Chicago-
Sears Tower. simple and beautiful.
and another one out of the new age-
International Finance Tower in Hong Kong.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #394
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I dont get you guys. this building is one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen and it's going to destroy Chicago's beautiful skyline!
Yeah, just like the Eiffel Tower destroyed the Paris skyline....right?
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Old January 24th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #395
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The building is called Chicago Spire-But where is the spire? I agree this building has gone bad,since the redesign, the previous design with the spire at the top was much better and sleak!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #396
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It's actually very simple: the building *is* a spire. There is no need for an appendage. And this design is head-and-shoulders above the original, which was awkward and disproportionate.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #397
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What is it doing around rectangular "spires" then?
It certainly doesn't fit, in my opinion, to the chicago "square" like skyline!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #398
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I'll give you one from the Chicago-
Sears Tower. simple and beautiful.
and another one out of the new age-
International Finance Tower in Hong Kong.
I think the longer you hang around this site you will appreciate buildings like this more and not just classic iconic buildings that have already been built.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #399
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Yeah, just like the Eiffel Tower destroyed the Paris skyline....right?
I didn't say that.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #400
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What is it doing around rectangular "spires" then?
It certainly doesn't fit, in my opinion, to the chicago "square" like skyline!
It will fit perfectly in the skyline when Trump, waterview and future buildings in Lakeshore east compliment it. The renders don't show what it will look like when its actually completed. They just show what it will look like as if it were completed today.
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