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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #421
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Its pretty good. Not great but pretty good.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #422
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Version A, would have fitted in the skyline of the city, but not this pasta twirling thingy, look at it, and what's going on at the top? that circluler top will not make the tower smooth, it's like they wanted to go higher but were unsure, so the closed it, where as in Version A you can see that it's reaching to the sky and that's what makes every spire look good...I am sorry, for all the fans of this building, but may be you have to accept the criticism, for this tower to be loved!
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Old January 25th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #423
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the skyline of chicago will look great with the new supertalls and the other 200-300m towers
and that picture didn't even have the other 1,000 footer in waterview right across the river near Trump. These three supertalls right off the river will crown Chicago's skyline for the new millennia.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #424
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http://lifeinthegreatmidwest.blogspo...qua-tower.html

This is on aqua but i noticed something peculiar with their mention of the spire!
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Today, I went to a lunchtime lecture given by the Chicago Architectural Organization (in the Sante Fe Building). It was free so you can't beat that. I love architecture. And if you're living in Chicago now, its an exciting time regarding architecture. The Trump Tower is going up, the 2150 ft proposed "Spire" is to be considered by the City Council in March, and another building, the Aqua Tower is going up.

Today's lecture was given by the lead architect of Aqua Tower, a new building that is being built in the Streeterville area (near Columbus Drive & the Chicago River). The room was absolutely packed solid with Chicagoans (at least 300 people) to hear the lecture. It was interesting to hear from from the architect about the design process and all of the work that goes into getting this thing built. The top condominium will sell for 2.9M. The lowest for 300K. I've attached a picture. Sure look forward to 2009 when its up!

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WTF!! 2150 ?! is that true?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #425
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This is on aqua but i noticed something peculiar with their mention of the spire!
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Hello All:

Today, I went to a lunchtime lecture given by the Chicago Architectural Organization (in the Sante Fe Building). It was free so you can't beat that. I love architecture. And if you're living in Chicago now, its an exciting time regarding architecture. The Trump Tower is going up, the 2150 ft proposed "Spire" is to be considered by the City Council in March, and another building, the Aqua Tower is going up.

Today's lecture was given by the lead architect of Aqua Tower, a new building that is being built in the Streeterville area (near Columbus Drive & the Chicago River). The room was absolutely packed solid with Chicagoans (at least 300 people) to hear the lecture. It was interesting to hear from from the architect about the design process and all of the work that goes into getting this thing built. The top condominium will sell for 2.9M. The lowest for 300K. I've attached a picture. Sure look forward to 2009 when its up!

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WTF!! 2150 ?! is that true?
I have no idea where that info came from. I was at the same meeting, and the hight of the spire wasn't mentioned there. I've also seen the (at least I think it was) the PD for the spire and it tops about at 2000'.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #426
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Calatrava had just said that he considered putting a 150 foot spire on the building but then decided against it. It won't be 2150 and is 2000 as of this minute of this day. Tomorrow may be another story.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #427
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Its pretty good. Not great but pretty good.
Spoken like a true Manhattanite. IMO, it kicks a$$ on anything NYC has proposed. And I like NYC.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #428
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Spoken like a true Manhattanite. IMO, it kicks a$$ on anything NYC has proposed.
I don't think so but if it makes you feel better to say so, more power to you.

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And I like NYC.
Of course you do. Those who don't are either weak in spirit, weak of mind, or just plain ignorant.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #429
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I don't think so but if it makes you feel better to say so, more power to you.



Of course you do. Those who don't are either weak in spirit, weak of mind, or just plain ignorant.
how can you judge people for their opinion on new york? a bit narrow minded perhaps?

anyways, the first version of this tower was much nicer. however, this one is bigger so i'm not complaining! congratulations to chicago for always being one step ahead of the competition
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Old January 26th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #430
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this is a skyscraper forum if you dont like new york or chicago you're probably in the wrong place. I do agree with him however, the original design looked a lot better, this one ends to abruptly and just looks a bit too much like a giant *****. But heck if it gets built ill be making the trip out to see it in person, will be one of the most incredible skyscrapers ever built even if it is ugly.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #431
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version A is supposedly financially unfeasible, so this is the closest thing we are going to get to version A.

ANd no, it does not look like a 25'' *****, you guys watch too much hentai or something.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #432
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I love 2IFC in Hong Kong too, very understated and elegant.

This Chicago tower looks pretty good and is bloody tall however I wish they'd retained the twist style of the original proposal as it looks better than what is currently proposed.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #433
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I don't think so but if it makes you feel better to say so, more power to you.



Of course you do. Those who don't are either weak in spirit, weak of mind, or just plain ignorant.

Well, now you're no longer speaking like a Manhattanite, per se. Now you're speaking like a, well, same thing.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #434
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When will we know for sure if it gets built?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #435
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When will we know for sure if it gets built?
WHen construction begins. Hpefully that will be sometime this summer.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #436
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oh, that looks great with Waterview tower
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #437
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I like this.

Now where are the proposed/approved/U/C 700-800 footers? <.< j/k, thats just greedy.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #438
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Those who don't like NYC are either weak in spirit, weak of mind, or just plain ignorant.
It sounds like you're all 3!

About the outstanding picture of Chicago's Skyline, in roughly 2010, does anyone have a picture of what the skyline would look like from the South driving on the Dan Ryan?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #439
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This is the main hall of La Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange), a gothic building in Valencia, Calatrava's birthplace.

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I think we know where he got his inspiration from
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