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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #5561
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Is there really enough space for a basketball field, has to be a very small one?
There's no freakin way! A bball court is 85 feet long. In the diagram, it's much smaller than the 70 ft long pool below it. There may be a little room with a basketball hoop in it, but no full court is going to fit in that room!

Look at it, if the building were that much bigger than a bball court, the building would be as wide as the biggest bball stadium.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:16 PM   #5562
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OK, we see the hole... but when are they going to start screwing-in the tower?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:23 PM   #5563
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:08 PM   #5564
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Why are the building plans round?
I thought the building was going to be a heptagon (7 sides)
As seen in this picture, the bottom amenity floors are round: (the render is outdated, but the floors are the same shape)
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:51 PM   #5565
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the construction is so unusual to me... but that's another interesting thing from this remarkable project. well done Harry, keep on shootin' photos!
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:15 PM   #5566
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Images from chicagospire.com

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #5567
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, awesome pics!!!
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:23 PM   #5568
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:37 PM   #5569
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thanx friendsofthecity but some of these photos were posted before
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:22 PM   #5570
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i didnt realise the sheer size of it , the plans show so much amenaties inside it?
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:17 AM   #5571
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o my god

it looks so real!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:18 AM   #5572
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Wow, looks great. Can't wait!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:26 AM   #5573
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Amazing!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 12:52 PM   #5574
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looks so much nicer than sears tower
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:04 PM   #5575
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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #5576
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http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....-cloud-ov.html

Q. I hear Calatrava is in town today. I also hear that those shag-a-delic, Austin Powers-like studio apartments [called Gallery units] that I didn’t like so much are selling very well—so well that a second “tier” of them was added to the tower. True?

A. Yes, Calatrava was in town for meetings with the design team about the amenities space, etc. As for those Gallery units you didn't like so much, yes - they are extremely popular and sold quickly. We're adding more to The Chicago Spire.

Q. Are the Spire's caissons in yet and when will they be done?

A. Out of the 34 total Rock caissons, 16 are done (10 outer and 6 core). Out of the 98 Bell caissons, 32 are complete. The Lake Shore Drive ramp structure is complete and will be operational next month (April 2008)

Q. Has Garrett hired a superstructure contractor yet?

A. Negotiations are underway as we speak

Q. How many units are under contract?

A. Not disclosing, but can tell you we've been writing contracts literally from day-one.

Q. Are sales brisk in Europe because of the dollar being low?

A. Absolutely. Overseas sales are extremely brisk - Europe and Asia. The building is truly a global building and the 15-city marketing campaign with stops around the world (Dublin, Singapore, etc) has so-far been very successful. Over the next month, we'll have exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Shanghai - and expect those to be well received.

Q. Does the impending or already-started recession mean this dream will never happen?

A. Remember, this is a 4-year build and we've seen this type of economy before. The building is coming along quite well, it will have unrivalled amenities, and global buyers prove it will be a reality.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #5577
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Im in love with this tower now
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Old March 24th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #5578
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Whoa...

You think that uh...*checks envelopes* 5000 dollars is enough for a condo in it?

Seriously though, beautiful.

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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #5579
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^i can see 4 title holders of worlds tallest apartment tower!
from left
lake point tower
Spire
drake Tower (infront of john hancock)
1000 lake shore dr (infront of 1 magnificent mile)
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Old March 24th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #5580
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March 24 - AM

From above



higer res
2007 series
2008 series

Thing-1 has finished - the caisson or whatever has been buried.


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