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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #441
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The design is so...so...i think that Chicago have a sample architecture...however, the city is beautiful.

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Old January 28th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #442
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I love to see where Calatrava received his inspiration. But what he has designed is a 2,000 foot monster like the world has never seen! Calatrava's newborn Chicago Spire will put that hall to shame!
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #443
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Ok so here's a question if the Chicago Spire will not have spire... why call it the Chicago Spire?
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #444
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maybe because the whole tower looks like a spire
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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #445
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I love to see where Calatrava received his inspiration. But what he has designed is a 2,000 foot monster like the world has never seen! Calatrava's newborn Chicago Spire will put that hall to shame!
I love Calatrava... he's definitely my favorite architect, but it's kind of hard to put that hall to shame. It's not like you can actually compare them anyway.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #446
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These (not official) were made & posted over at SSP by UberAlles & CGII:

UberAlles (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...php?t=124368):





CGII (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...24368&page=2):












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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #447
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I SINCERELY hope they build this one.
also, maybe they could color it black, and put 2 large antennae on top.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #448
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totally badass.. welcome to the future.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #449
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It's sooo thin.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #450
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It looks incredible! It's so thin and futuristic.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #451
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I love Calatrava... he's definitely my favorite architect, but it's kind of hard to put that hall to shame. It's not like you can actually compare them anyway.
the hall's columns are what, 60 feet? Calatrava is going to build 2,000 ft. high!

his scale is amazing.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #452
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WOW, those renderings are amazingly realistic. Calatrava should hire CGII to work for him, because I think they are better than what we have seen so far. Of course, as the design is finalized, I expect to see more detailed ones!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:59 AM   #453
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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.

Except that the columns here end in a complex web of vaulting that is very satisfying to the eye. In other words, as one follows the graceful twisting upwards, the eye is lulled pleasantly into a playful dance that ends only when a crick in the neck develops.

With the new Chicago Spire, the eye is likewise lulled upwards (again, pleasantly) until it is jarred to an abrupt stop. It dose this with all the attractiveness of a sheet being lifted off a man's torso thanks to a morning stiffy. Admittedly, it is one hell of a stiffy, but beautiful it certainly is not. The earlier version may have been economically impossible given Chicago's real estate prices; but that was a real masterpiece. This is just pretty good. If that.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #454
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i don't like the ending, it looks like a thin twisting *****. i'd like to see the large antenna back.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #455
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i don't like the ending, it looks like a thin twisting *****. i'd like to see the large antenna back.
it's not the finished product, settle down there big guy. besides, all you need to know is she'll stand 2,000 ft. tall!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #456
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Just because its going to be 2000 feet doesn't make it good.

Anyways, its going to be a while until the final product is released. And then even more for it to begin.
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Just because its going to be 2000 feet doesn't make it good.

Anyways, its going to be a while until the final product is released. And then even more for it to begin.

We can see that you're highly enthusiastic about this project.
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Just because its going to be 2000 feet doesn't make it good.

Anyways, its going to be a while until the final product is released. And then even more for it to begin.
Yes it does.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #459
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all you need to know is she'll stand 2,000 ft. tall!
No, that isn't all we need to know. I hate to break it to you but there is no causal relationship between height and beauty. Unfortunately you are not alone in thinking there is one--how else can one explain the adoration people heap onto fugly-ass towers like the Sears Tower and the old WTC.

Chicago should demand better. I'm liking this thing less and less.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #460
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So if you could design the tower what would you do?
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