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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #7481
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Let me just say, I wouldn't mind the views from uptop I feel this was a wasted oppurtunity; the chance to build a beautiful building screwed up. The design bugs me; there are no set backs and it reminds me on a partial candy cane. I also don't think it will compliment the skyline: just my oppinion.

Also: Yes I have bashed alot of projects recently, but only the ones i find hideous or unappealing. Thanks for being mature, unlike HARBORIST...haha im still laughing... a troll?
You didn't answer my question regarding what you think is a good looking building. What one's do you consider good looking?
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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #7482
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You didn't answer my question regarding what you think is a good looking building. What one's do you consider good looking?
oh sorry, didnt get there. I really like the Chrystler Building and Woolworth Building. For Newish Skyscrapers NYtimes tower, John Hancock, Bank of America (NYC) and Shanghai World Financial. Wat about you? wat do u like?
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Old September 19th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #7483
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I have to agree on the Chrysler building it's certainly one of my longtime favorites, I also like the Empire State building because of its classic and timeless design. As for newer buildings, I like Transamerica building, John Hancock and especially Aqua. As far as overseas buildings go, Burj Dubai looks pretty good and the Russia Tower and Crystal Island both will look pretty good. Of course I am a little prejudice and I think Museum Plaza in Louisville will look fantastic if it ever gets built.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #7484
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I have mixed feelings about this building.

The spiral is a great idea, but the building is too thin, and has the proportions of a scew, unless it was intended as a metaphor (industrial Chicago?).
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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #7485
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so what are they goona do now ? I'm asking because nothing happens on the building site, how long they gonna digging and constructing that hole ?

oh and btw, hehe poor citizens living in that small building behind the CS, when they gonna build that scyscraper they'll have a nice view :/
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Old September 19th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #7486
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Unless you live on top of a mountain, or directly on the beach, there is always the chance someone might put up a 2000 ft building next door, blocking your view.

The solution (in this case) is to a) win the lottery and b) move next door.

Back to the progress: Even if a contractor isn't finalized for the next phase of the construction, The steel must be manufactured way in advance. This is not an ordinary high rise shape!
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Old September 19th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #7487
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FYI: As of this morning neither a GC nor a steel fabricator has been chosen, though it is still anticipated that the building will come out of the ground (construction rising above ground level) in the first quarter of 2009.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #7488
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A few things I want to say to stewartrama...

First, are you certain you will dislike the actual building? I ask this because this forum itself has proven quite a few times that the preliminary render of a building can look that crap but then the actual building turns out really nice. Actually, the Shanghai WFC is one famous example for this, and one you say you like. I personally thought it would be horrible judging from the renders, but after it was built it turned out quite nicely. I feel the same about the Chicago Spire, I think it looks really shabby on the renders, but ever since I've seen a picture of that little mock-up facade of it they built for testing I've been changing my mind about the CS, and I'm starting to think the actual building will look quite good, and far better than any of the renders.

Second, about the Spire's place in the skyline. That seems to once again be a problem with the renders:

1.) The renders suffer from lacking many of the new tall buildings that have been built since they were made (most notably the Trump Tower, but others such as Aqua as well), so by the time the Spire is built the skyline around it will look a lot denser.
2.) The renders show the Spire from a rather awkward angle: Coming from Lake Michigan. The fewest visitors to Chicago come directly from Lake Michigan, but the exact opposite side instead. So I find the skyline renders regarding the Spire rather misleading. It will look completely different in the skyline if you come from the south, west or north.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #7489
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Lotsa things to say:
first; once again, i'm sorry if i have "offended" anybody. I was stating my opinion.
guys.
its just an opinion. just because he doesnt like the design,
doesnt mean that you should try to shun him from the forums
i myself didnt like the design at first, and if you go back to the beginning of the thread,
youll find that a lot of people had the same views.

i do, however, have to agree with droneriot.
stewart, once you see the building rise, your views on the design might change.
the same thing has happened to me with so many buildings,
including the SWFC, the guangzhou tv tower, and several others
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Old September 19th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #7490
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The guy is talking that kind of rubbish about every project outside NYC, even some inside it.

BTW, the steel sections will not be that out of ordinary, they will be assembled to make the final product looking out of ordinary, and yeah if no contractor has been selected yet for the job don't expect any of steel beams and profiles to be ready and waiting to be shipped on the construction site.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #7491
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I have to agree on the Chrysler building it's certainly one of my longtime favorites, I also like the Empire State building because of its classic and timeless design. As for newer buildings, I like Transamerica building, John Hancock and especially Aqua. As far as overseas buildings go, Burj Dubai looks pretty good and the Russia Tower and Crystal Island both will look pretty good. Of course I am a little prejudice and I think Museum Plaza in Louisville will look fantastic if it ever gets built.
oh i really like Transamerica and Aqua also!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #7492
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The guy is talking that kind of rubbish about every project outside NYC, even some inside it.

BTW, the steel sections will not be that out of ordinary, they will be assembled to make the final product looking out of ordinary, and yeah if no contractor has been selected yet for the job don't expect any of steel beams and profiles to be ready and waiting to be shipped on the construction site.
yea; who knows it could turn out alright but i really dont like it now
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Old September 20th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #7493
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The guy is talking that kind of rubbish about every project outside NYC, even some inside it.

BTW, the steel sections will not be that out of ordinary, they will be assembled to make the final product looking out of ordinary, and yeah if no contractor has been selected yet for the job don't expect any of steel beams and profiles to be ready and waiting to be shipped on the construction site.
ummm actually no. I do happen to primarily favor buildings in NYC but it's not a function of the city itself. I love Chicago so much, I just don't like the Spire. I wouldn't be so quick to judge
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Old September 20th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #7494
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Old September 20th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #7495
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Old September 20th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #7496
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Old September 20th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #7497
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Party?
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The FED might lend some money...
What money?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #7498
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The FED might lend some money...
actually if you paid attention this is an irish company building the spire, so the joke is not logical, anyway, the progress has been slowed down due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis, and will not resume until it is returned to normal
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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #7499
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so whats going on now ?
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Hopefully it's construction kick-off party.
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