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Old June 17th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #6461
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #6462
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I do. I think it looks best in it's current form, and I think it will bring the Chicago skyline well and trully into the 21st century.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #6463
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
I hope you come and visit one day when this tower is done and then look back at the comment.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #6464
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
I think it will fit in Chicago very well.

If you have to place this particular building, IMO Chicago is the 2nd best choice. I think it would fit in Hong Kong even better. But in Chicago it will also look OK, definitely not too big.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #6465
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this tower is slow these days now visable change.
even infinity tower is faster I hope they start soon whit the core....
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Old June 17th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #6466
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You actually aren't an expert on this, and progress has been pretty steady.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #6467
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
Go watch I-Robot, it'll look good in 30 years
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #6468
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Good old Randy Newman helping this city to the top.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #6469
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this tower is slow these days now visable change.
even infinity tower is faster I hope they start soon whit the core....
rome wasnt built in a day. perfection takes time.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #6470
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I hope you come and visit one day when this tower is done and then look back at the comment.
For me in many obvious ways this is very suitable for Chicago. But in other ways it isn't. For example most of Chicago skyscrapers are cubic or rectangular from bird's eye view, but this one is round. And probably first chicago skyscraper to not have any angles on it's edge. Chicago's starting to show futuristic designs like this tower and aqua.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #6471
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you're very much wrong, as a simple example, look at the tower in the background of this pic:


And it is not the only one with curvy edges
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #6472
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
and I suppost the Burj fits in the Dubai skyline without being noticed does it?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #6473
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you're very much wrong, as a simple example, look at the tower in the background of this pic:
And it is not the only one with curvy edges
sure, chicago also has some towers with curved sides/round edes or round towers ( like the Chicago spire....but most of them are Boxy
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Old June 18th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #6474
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For me in many obvious ways this is very suitable for Chicago. But in other ways it isn't. For example most of Chicago skyscrapers are cubic or rectangular from bird's eye view, but this one is round. And probably first chicago skyscraper to not have any angles on it's edge. Chicago's starting to show futuristic designs like this tower and aqua.
Wow ROUND TOWERS IN CHICAGO!!! NO WAY!!!



Am I blind or are these towers square? Yeah I am aware that you stated 'most' not 'all' I know the tallests are boxes but this will give it a quite needed difference. This is perfect for Chicago's skyline. I could see it in Hong Kong midway between ICC and 2IFC and further in the distance.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #6475
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Yes, because Aon Center, Sears Tower and John Hancock Center are the only buildings in Chicago.

Rediculous. Chicago Spire will only add to the skyline. With all the rising buildings it's just going to take new shape. It's been said before.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #6476
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i don't like this tower. it is out of proportions. its to big for the chicago skyline.
sooooo would you rather see it build with in 50 feet of the Sears tower so it looked better?
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:57 AM   #6477
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Wow ROUND TOWERS IN CHICAGO!!! NO WAY!!!



Am I blind or are these towers square? Yeah I am aware that you stated 'most' not 'all' I know the tallests are boxes but this will give it a quite needed difference. This is perfect for Chicago's skyline. I could see it in Hong Kong midway between ICC and 2IFC and further in the distance.
How old are these towers...don't they date back to the '60's? Seems like they have been a symbol of Chicago forever.

The Spire would look out of place in, say, Baltimore, but I think it's going to look great in Chicago.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #6478
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Yuck. I didn't realise all of that carparking was underneath those two residential towers.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #6479
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Wow ROUND TOWERS IN CHICAGO!!! NO WAY!!!



Am I blind or are these towers square? Yeah I am aware that you stated 'most' not 'all' I know the tallests are boxes but this will give it a quite needed difference. This is perfect for Chicago's skyline. I could see it in Hong Kong midway between ICC and 2IFC and further in the distance.
I said MOST of the chicago's skyscrapers have angles in their perimetre and this tower isn't even a supertall, can't be seen in skyline.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #6480
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I said MOST of the chicago's skyscrapers have angles in their perimetre and this tower isn't even a supertall, can't be seen in skyline.
Are you serious? You're questioning Chicago architecture, the one city that's consistently decades ahead of the curve? I'm from Hong Kong and even I don't dare do what you're doing. Chicago's awesome.

jk. But do watch iRobot in 30 years the Spire will fit in just fine
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