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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #701
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i must say that this last rendering is simply jaw dropping!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #702
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I must agree. If this is REALLY how it's going to look, then as far as I'm concerned, it can't start soon enough.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #703
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Image courtesy of "neweastside.org", look at the building's base!!!!!!! AMAZING!!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #704
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^ WOW! This would be a gorgeous public amenity. I'm mesmerized.

And this newer rendering of the CS looks a lot more muscular than its predecessors. Suitable, I suppose
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #705
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If they stick with this design in the models...

BEST.SKYSCRAPER.EVER.

look at the detail in the base! those shaped cuts...wow.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #706
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The model looks pretty good, I like it.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #707
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i’m sorry, but some of those pictures of above make me think tha chicago is the daniel radcliffe of cities.....totally confident and not the least bit modest.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #708
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It will look great from a distance, and from the street. But inside, that shape will not be the most user-friendly - lots of odd walls.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #709
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Good point. I agree, skylines must evolve. But the sheer height of this building will forever change the Chicago skyline, probably more than Big John ever did. (BTW, I love the Hancock...one of, if not THE best buildings in Chi-town.
This building is really only 271ft taller than the Sears Tower, if the antennas are included in the height. Chicagoans are used to looking at a 1729' structure already (Sears). When the Hancock was completed, the tallest structure was the flagpole of the Prudental Building at about 900'. The Hancock brought it all the way up to 1476'. That's about an 550' difference!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:56 AM   #710
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It will look great from a distance, and from the street. But inside, that shape will not be the most user-friendly - lots of odd walls.
ZoMg How would you liek, know that? Unless I see floorplans, I wouldn't conclude something like that. Even then..

Lurking at SSP this guy is actually supposed to be version H, not E. SO do they actually have E F and G made, but not readily available to public yet?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #711
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isnt each floor plan a basic square? dont see how a twisted building effects the floor plan at all, each square is just off set from the previous one, doesnt effect usabiliy at all, something like the gherkin isnt great for it as it has circular floor plans, but this should be fine
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #712
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I love the new models. I wish there was an uninterupted view from the Spire out to the lake. LSD is turning out to be a bit of an eyesore to me.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #713
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WOW, those models look stunning. I couldn't be more excited about this. I hope it gets built, what a place that will be.

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...totally confident and not the least bit modest.
And I've always thought that was the essence of Chicago, in the very best sense.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #714
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More like a Heptagon on the latest drawings (7 sides)
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #715
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Let's keep our fingers crossed that the detailing remains the same as this:

This is skaters heaven because you can slide over the rail all the way down and see the skyline in 360 degree`s

Naah it is a very good building that will fit Chicago perfectly!!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #716
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absolutely!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #717
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This is skaters heaven because you can slide over the rail all the way down and see the skyline in 360 degree`s

Naah it is a very good building that will fit Chicago perfectly!!
imagine lifts attched to that rails
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Old March 20th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #718
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Imagine a tony hawk game featuring Chicago and the Chicago spire.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #719
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they could have a climbing race to the top.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #720
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^using the rails?

Speaking of which the most current version, I imagine, will be super cake to skyscraper climbers if the version C facade is used.
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