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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:45 PM   #5881
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^ Im a little underwhelmed with it. To me it looks kind of cheap.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:41 AM   #5882
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so am I the only one who doesnt think the facade is all that special
Am also not sure about it, could be better. Although it will look different when its on the building. I saw some 'OMGs' and I was like is that it?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:30 AM   #5883
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For a to be 2000ft building the core looks soooo skinny. Does anyone else think that?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:41 AM   #5884
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Culwulla why do I get the feeling that you know something we don't?
hahahaha, the very same question was asked to him regarding the Burj Dubai!!
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:49 AM   #5885
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is it going to be a steel construction process or concrete, or both?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:05 AM   #5886
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It took a few minutes and a few glances at the facade to really come up with a conclusion for my self. I like it, It's not bad. I'm trying to bear in mind that this is a mock up of the real thing. The only thing that I didn't like is that peach or cream color crap on the facade. That I hope they do change... or I to have to adjust.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:05 AM   #5887
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is it going to be a steel construction process or concrete, or both?
the Spire will have concrete core with steel frame.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:46 AM   #5888
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It took a few minutes and a few glances at the facade to really come up with a conclusion for my self. I like it, It's not bad. I'm trying to bear in mind that this is a mock up of the real thing. The only thing that I didn't like is that peach or cream color crap on the facade. That I hope they do change... or I to have to adjust.
i think the peach or cream colour "crap" will be gold on the final one. Also the silver wrap thing on the mock facade, which highlights the towers twisting shape, appears to look plastic, subject to damage and not very strong, hence, giving the impression of cheapness and "crapiness". Thats why i think some people here don';t like it very much.
Anyway, like i said before i doubt that the real real deal, will look to perfection and carry that calatrava class to it.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:09 PM   #5889
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:07 PM   #5890
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On that photo it looks like out of this world compared to the building on the right
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:21 PM   #5891
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I dont like this tower, base is way to simple, interaction with surrounding's is done very poorly. Whole tower is just to thin. and in general i dont like oval towers to much , In the other hand macro position is very good and cladding might be good so....3/10 from me
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:25 PM   #5892
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is it really cream colored? it looks to me like it's reflecting light from dawn or dusk, which will make any reflective surface look like that. it might just be a little more reflective than the rest
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:33 PM   #5893
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i rather like the base of Spire
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #5894
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WOW, i haven't seen these pics yet, OK, base does not suck so much but still for a building of that size i would except something better. But other stuff that i mentioned still stands.

And is there any plan for removing those condos on the first pic, they really really do not fit in
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM   #5895
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Something about the design of the mock-up facade and those renderings posted above doesn't match up.

Notice on the mock-up there is actually a piece of glass between two vertical "risers", whereas on the renderings, there is no such piece of glass...or even two risers at each corner, for that matter.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:56 PM   #5896
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On further investigation, it now makes sense. Those renderings are obsolete.

Here is the correct matching design:





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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #5897
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And is there any plan for removing those condos on the first pic, they really really do not fit in
Yeah, you didn't hear? They are going to kick out the people living in those condos and place them in public housing
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:35 PM   #5898
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Zabonz, are you crazy? America isn't Fascist/Communist. We don't evict people just because we think their housing doesn't match the architecture of the building next door. Get some perspective.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:44 PM   #5899
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Zabonz, are you crazy? America isn't Fascist/Communist. We don't evict people just because we think their housing doesn't match the architecture of the building next door. Get some perspective.
Are you sure about this? Have a look at the history of New York City, 60's and 70's... a lot of evictions for public housing.
But you're right, there are no evictions because of architecture, rather because of $$$...
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 07:21 PM   #5900
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Right, it's true, as a matter of fact the New York Times tower was built on land that (in my view) was stolen land. They used imminent-domain to remove the tenants (oh right, New York Times is a better service to the public than local small-businesses - kinda goes against what everyone tries to fight for in this country, no?). While I don't believe in that public good stuff anyway, I still think what they did was evil because it goes against the idea of private property.

Something seems cheap about this tower. Yes it's tall, but the facade looks kinda...bland. And as everyone has said the base is just sorta there, nothing special.
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