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Old February 1st, 2007, 07:39 AM   #481
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So much better

I for one think it looks better now. More substantial. The original design looked too much like a dental drill to me.

I work on the Navy Pier so I'm so looking forward to watching it go up.

Chicago needs this tower badly.

I'm sick of formed and painted concrete blocks with cheap reflective glass windows. I mean, River North: a big mess of crappy designs.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 09:26 AM   #482
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looking good. i like the latest version.
it is incredible,amazing.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 12:38 AM   #483
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You know, the render C had me worried for a second.... but Calatrava delivered in the end. He always does Now, lets just get buildin'!
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:01 AM   #484
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is it already u/c? wow, looks alot better than the freedom tower in NY. chicago really beats NY in every way
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:14 AM   #485
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is it already u/c? wow, looks alot better than the freedom tower in NY. chicago really beats NY in every way
Not yet, no.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 08:57 AM   #486
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:46 AM   #487
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@last pic:

How I wish that beam of light was a spire.... Adding a long-ish spire will make it a challenge to BD... But, can't be greedy; 609.7m is plenty enough for this city :o
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 11:09 AM   #488
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beautiful pics, especially the last with the light-spire
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 12:13 PM   #489
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Seriously underscaled in this render:

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Old February 3rd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #490
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the 300m tall two prudential plaza looks really small
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 03:13 PM   #491
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that render at night with some lights on and some off is about the first time this building has ever looked "real" in an image. for various reasons the facade and placing of the building have never quite looked right, but that night picture has done it for me, love it again.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #492
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SURPRISE!!!!!

These were taken 2 hours ago. As you can see, there are now 2 caisson/soil testing rigs on site.







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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #493
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SURPRISE!!!!!

These were taken 2 hours ago. As you can see, there are now 2 caisson/soil testing rigs on site.







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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #494
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #495
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #496
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Great news!
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #497
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Thats great news! I though they did soil testing here already? Good to see the caisson equipment there though. This should show the doubters in this city that kelleher is indeed quite serious about this project.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #498
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These didn't "fit" either

Wow, great pics, excellent point. The Sears' footprint (and of course its stature) is still extremely large for that part of town, but the Hancock's effect has been diminished with the incredible amount of growth near the Magnificent Mile.

Geez, look at how HUGE they BOTH look compared to the buildings around them!
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #499
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Okay, i'm sorry, that last picture looks WAAAY too suggestive.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #500
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Hey guys, remember the story of the Chrysler building in New York......don't say nuthin !!!! then......
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