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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #401
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Who ever thinks it won't fit is a moron.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #402
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I love Chicago's 'bulky' and 'massive' skyline. It's solid, if one could say that. It just sits there and doesn't seem to be impressed by anything else. In my humble opinion I think this spire is going to detach that feeling I get by looking at Chicago's skyline. In fact I think it's a hideous thing.

However.

Living in Holland we've had some pretty weird buildings being put up (a new one proposed in Rotterdam called "Pschor" (what's in a name?) is probably the most ridiculous and hidious idea out there. Though experience proves that it does grow on you. A lot of people even protest when those ugly yet striking buildings are torn down. Add to that, that i'm a big fan of contrast.

It'll win hearts. It'll take a while. But it will. At least it's far more dearing than the new tower(s) in NY. But then again, a whole different sentiment comes into play there. But to stay on-topic: hope to see the spire built soon. :-)
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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #403
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I do not understand why people keep saying that "it will not fit on Chicago's boxy skyline". Can't you guys see beyond your noses?

It's almost like saying that anything out of the box will not fit any city. These type comments in my opinion are equivalent to saying that Transmerica Pyramid would not fit San Francisco, or Swiss Re would not fit London, or Bank of China would not fit Hong Kong, etc......crazy!!!!
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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #404
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Let's keep our fingers crossed that the detailing remains the same as this:

While the detailing does look nice, I would prefer a more smooth curved surface as opposed to a segmented facade that gives the ilusion of a curve.

I am thinking something more along the lines of the perfectly curved facades of Malmo's Turning Torso or Madrid's Torre Espacio.

I think the building would look more elegant this way. It would be more striking, with a curved surface that perfectly twists up to the sky.

Turning Torso:




Torre Espacio:


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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #405
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I like the segmented levels; that way its unique from the two (nice) tower facades that you put up
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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #406
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Who ever thinks it won't fit is a moron.
it's my opinion...u can't say it's wrong and i can say the same thing for those who think it will fit, but i am more mature, then certain other ppl here!
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:01 AM   #407
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its perfectly possible for an opinion to be wrong.

In this case, you are wrong ...bwahahahahHAHAHAHA

just messin wit ya

But I agree that CS will definitely be THE star of Chicago if it gets built, and once its up no one in their right ming would think, "Hmmm, it doesnt fit." People will marvel at it instead.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #408
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These didn't "fit" either

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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #409
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wow, JHC and Sears as younglings... *saves*
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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #410
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it's my opinion...u can't say it's wrong and i can say the same thing for those who think it will fit, but i am more mature, then certain other ppl here!
Wahhhhhh


I'm pretty sure you find pieces of shit attractive as well.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #411
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Yeah, just like the Eiffel Tower destroyed the Paris skyline....right?
Yeah and the ESB ruined New York and the Opera House ruined Sydney's Harbour..


Seriously though, it is probably the best proposed building on the planet at the moment. It is seriously going to lift Chicago's skyline so much, and also be world famous.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #412
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Well this redesign is better than the last one, but not as good as the first one.

It will be a change for Chicago, and we'll see how it goes. But it's not the favorite.

That and lets wait to make sure it actually starts getting built.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #413
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I think the taller the skyscraper the more it grows on you , at first i thought it wasnt a great desing , now i like the fact that it's different
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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #414
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We'll see.

But right now I am "meh" about it.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #415
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While the detailing does look nice, I would prefer a more smooth curved surface as opposed to a segmented facade that gives the ilusion of a curve.
A perfectly smooth rotation would be difficult both structurally and architecturally. The latest design twists 360 degrees over the course of 2000 feet. Engineers and architects had to calculate the amount of shifting of each floor plate needed to obtain that degree of curvature over the extent of the structure. If you wanted a perfectly smooth curve, you'd have to lessen the rotation of each successive floor plate. The sum total of those lost increments of rotational degree wouldn't allow for the 360 degree rotation throughout the building. Additional floor plates would have to be added to compensate for that deficit. Turning Torso's smoothness is made possible because it's much shorter and doesn't have nearly as much rotation.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #416
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never really thought about it til now, but could this one have a public observation deck, despite being all residential?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #417
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i added the trump tower in the back
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #418
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never really thought about it til now, but could this one have a public observation deck, despite being all residential?
In theory, it could. But it won't. The developer, Kelleher, has repeated stated in public meetings that there are no plans for a public observation area.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #419
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the skyline of chicago will look great with the new supertalls and the other 200-300m towers
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #420
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In theory, it could. But it won't. The developer, Kelleher, has repeated stated in public meetings that there are no plans for a public observation area
suckage.

ah well. Sears and JHC would still be tops, I guess.

@megatower - that looks cool. Now add Waterview!
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