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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:41 AM   #741
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No. The developer says there will be no observation deck. The only possibility of public access may be a restaurant at the top, but even that is doubtful.
I think part of the reason is that it is a purely residential building.
i suspected that would be the case. Seems a bit funny though, doesn't it...the world's tallest building would be basically hands off for the public.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:47 AM   #742
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i suspected that would be the case. Seems a bit funny though, doesn't it...the world's tallest building would be basically hands off for the public.
Not if you consider who'll be living there. These people aren't going to want throngs of fanny-pack-clad tourists constantly descending on their highly exclusive building.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:24 PM   #743
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:26 PM   #744
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:31 PM   #745
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It isn't perfectly accurate but at least it gives us an idea on how it will look.

Thanks for posting BVictor1.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:45 PM   #746
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STR makes great digital models. Too bad he's not here posting them.
Gives a great impression on the impact of this building.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:53 PM   #747
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 02:06 PM   #748
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WOW. I never realised how jam-packed the Skyline of Chicago was. DENSITY CITY

The only negative is it is by itself with nothing of similar size near it. Strange but still OK.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 08:18 PM   #749
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Ditto

Looks like a doobie
I know S.C.'s intention was to make the tower look like smoke swirling up into the sky but I didn’t realize he meant that kind of smoke!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:26 AM   #750
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I hope it looks better in real life. I like this building, but not impressed with how it looks in those models. Nothing against STR of course.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:33 AM   #751
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I feel the sudden urge to smoke it...
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 05:53 AM   #752
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A Grand Vision

I think the Spire is an exquisite icon. It is a perfect mix of contempory flair and traditional minimalist/internationalist styles of skyscraper architecture. I think it will be "America's Skyscraper" when finished.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 06:07 AM   #753
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I feel the sudden urge to smoke it...
Ha! wonder if you were able to recreate the spire with papers, would it be advantageous or just stupid?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:14 AM   #754
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For some weird reason i thought it was supposed to be alot taller.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:31 AM   #755
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STR has tweaked the model since those last renders and he has it nearly perfect now (minus the piping or the baser.) Here's his latest one from over at SSP.

STR has tweaked the model since those last renders and he has it nearly perfect now (minus the piping or the baser.) Here's his latest one from over at SSP.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:44 AM   #756
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STR has tweaked the model since those last renders and he has it nearly perfect now (minus the piping or the baser.) Here's his latest one from over at SSP.

STR has tweaked the model since those last renders and he has it nearly perfect now (minus the piping or the baser.) Here's his latest one from over at SSP.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #757
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Nice 3D models!! Thanx for posting them!!
The building must be buildt!!

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:53 PM   #758
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great model
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #759
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It's a lot closer. But the latest design's twists at the top are much tighter and less vertically-oriented than in his model. It still looks great though. I added it to the front page of this thread.

Calatrava's model for comparison:
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:30 PM   #760
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Please join us to be more inSpired as the Grant Park Advisory Council and Grant Park Conservancy host:

Developer Garrett Kelleher and world-renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava to present new plans for DuSable Park and the final design of the Chicago Spire.

This Monday, March 26th, 2007 – 12:15 p.m.

Location: The Grainger Ballroom at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue - located on the second floor of Symphony Center. The Grainger Ballroom is one of the most elegant special event venues in Chicago, with high ceilings, Austrian crystal chandeliers and sconces, and an extraordinary view overlooking Michigan Avenue on Grant Park.

The latest plans for DuSable Park and the final design of the Chicago Spire will be presented.

We would like to thank Deborah Card, president and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association for their very generous offer to host this meeting at such a spectacular location.


Please spread the word and thank you very much for your interest and participation.
From SSP.
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