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Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:08 PM   #5041
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Not loving the design based on the renders. It looks like a giant twisted ice block. I think it will look stunning in real life though won't it be in the way of the Trump Tower?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 04:48 PM   #5042
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Although it may not be the MOST original design in the world, its sheer height gives it an edge over every other project in Chicago, and in the US in general. But I do agree that Trump looks amazing, and will look even more amazing when it is complete.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:49 PM   #5043
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Although it may not be the MOST original design in the world, its sheer height gives it an edge over every other project in Chicago, and in the US in general. But I do agree that Trump looks amazing, and will look even more amazing when it is complete.

Dude this is NOT a pageant which decides which city or building is better or prettier. They are all unique. There are specific threads on this site if you want to discuss cosmetics!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 06:27 PM   #5044
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I visited the sales center yesterday. Wow! The fake skyline shots are a bit much but I liked the mock ups and overall feel.

I'm going to have professional photography taken of the space. I work for a lighting manufacturer that made all the downlights for the sales center and hopefully the residences. These will be taken either next week or the week after by Hedrich Blessing so they will be fantastic. I will post them when they're completed!

Wish I had the money!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 06:30 PM   #5045
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^ Thanks, and welcome to the forums. We all look forward to your pics
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 07:21 PM   #5046
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Dude this is NOT a pageant which decides which city or building is better or prettier. They are all unique. There are specific threads on this site if you want to discuss cosmetics!
The conversation is still on topic. I'm talking about the Spire. Anyway, I don't want to argue for no reason. Let's just leave it at that.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:48 PM   #5047
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i can't believe this building will be about as tall as the BD is right now
i think ive underestimated how tall this will be!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:07 PM   #5048
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K, so what was the point of digging a big cylinder like hole, if this is the base for the building it looks sort of small to be the foundation for a supertall...
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:12 PM   #5049
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K, so what was the point of digging a big cylinder like hole, if this is the base for the building it looks sort of small to be the foundation for a supertall...
That hole you see is for the core of the building. The building itself will be wider than that hole.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:30 PM   #5050
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Are they diverting the highway next to the site? I hope so.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #5051
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That would be a waste of the new access ramps they are building right now.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #5052
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That would be a waste of the new access ramps they are building right now.
Whelp. I think I just got served.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #5053
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Whelp. I think I just got served.
I would believe so.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #5054
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Ok... I am on this thread just about everyday and like others I am counting the minutes to see the structure rising out of the ground... It seems so hard to believe that a 150 storie tower will rise in an area that appears so small. To whomever is posting the daily pictures (Harry?) WELL DONE! If I was in the big C I would buy you a beer! Thanks for the work.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #5055
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i can't believe this building will be about as tall as the BD is right now
i think ive underestimated how tall this will be!


errr...200m is a big difference....


anyway both are VERY tall
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Old February 4th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #5056
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errr...200m is a big difference....


anyway both are VERY tall
errr....i said "RIGHT NOW" meaning at the moment
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Old February 4th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #5057
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chicago spire is somethin different love the height and the transformation of the chicago skyline is breathtaking its better to be prepared then not i guess if/when they'll host the olympic games
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Old February 4th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #5058
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New road -



cages for the slurry wall ( under the "old road" )



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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #5059
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how many rings are there now
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #5060
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wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, those pictures are great .... that must be a scary hole to work in, jajja it looks small for the size of the building, but I find this building absolutely amazing, love Calatrava's arquitecture and design...so avant garde
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