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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:33 AM   #541
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:34 AM   #542
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 11:42 AM   #543
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I'd take any sort of activity on the site as a good sign.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 09:56 PM   #544
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What a prime location!
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 10:51 PM   #545
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Damn, I had forgotten it was almost March, the Due month for the start.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #546
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Let's keep our fingers crossed that the detailing remains the same as this:

Looks great but jst a lil' edgy from this angle )='
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Old February 24th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #547
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Damn, I had forgotten it was almost March, the Due month for the start.
oh , it really should start next month? have always thought in summer . damned, that's fantastic
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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #548
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I thought is was suppose to start in June, cause it had to got back for reapproval from the city after the changes.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #549
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CHICAGO SPIRE UPDATE 02/16/07

-This project probably won't come before the plan commission until April

-The development team has been meeting with different city departments over the past week or 2.

-They still want to begin drilling caissons sometime in July. I was told July 1, but we know how that usually goes.

-A sales center should be opening around the same time as the drilling of caissons begin. Sometime in July.
Latest news from Bvic regarding the schedule.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #550
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Somewhat related to this:

Odd couple plans new Streeterville tower
Carley and Reschke team up in challenge to Calatrava's Spire


"Developer Christopher Carley is planning a luxury hotel and condominium development a few blocks from the site where he once proposed building the tallest building in North America, before losing control of the project."

Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=23994
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #551
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^heh, bring it on.

I hope its significant, as in 1,000' significant :P
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #552
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^heh, bring it on.

I hope its significant, as in 1,000' significant :P
The site is zoned for 1.6m sq ft.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #553
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1.6m sq ft means? Sorry, can't relate to number of floors of possibly going up. especially being such a huge lot site compared to CS's...
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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #554
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I'm confused when it will start the construction at March or June? I hope it will become reality asap.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #555
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finally my dream came true
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #556
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All the months of waiting and wondering are finally over now, this is going to be one of the greatest skyscraper landmark buildings to ever be built, from the renderings it looks way better than the sears tower.

I hope nothing bad happens and it doesn't get cancelled or anything.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #557
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Let's not get ahead of ourselves. There's no guarantee that this building will end up a reality. When caissons are in the ground, then we can celebrate. Until then, I'll remain skeptical.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #558
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I'm confused when it will start the construction at March or June? I hope it will become reality asap.
It'll start when it starts. It doesn't matter whether it's March or June. Just keep checking this thread for updates.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #559
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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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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.

Good appreciations!!

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600 years far from today
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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #560
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That's a nice hall..but unless the architect himself has said so, the similarities are only a nice coincidence.
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