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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #7801
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I really don't like ths tower! Something about it's poroportions is off and a great city like Chicago with one of the best skylines in the world definitely deserves a better center piece than this! Maybe it being on hold is a blessing in disguise for Chicago!



please please please come visit chicago around 2012 when this building is done and see if you feel the same way. promise?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #7802
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It´s a pity what is happening with this tower. I hope it gets built. It would be so great to have a 600m+ tower in U.S.A.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #7803
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just right tower, right location...but obviously wrong time...
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #7804
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Pending ! What happened ?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #7805
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why did the thread get closed in the supertall section?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #7806
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why did the thread get closed in the supertall section?
I don't know, but I would have closed it weeks ago - just my opinion. Same old posts, over and over, but by different people. Someone gets mad at them, and slams them, then arguments over the status of financing, which is only just guessing anyway. HarryC's pictures show the sad truth, and posting more will only show more of the same. It became pointless to spend more than 10 seconds looking at the thread anymore, so I go to the arcade at your site instead!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:40 PM   #7807
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I don't know, but I would have closed it weeks ago - just my opinion. Same old posts, over and over, but by different people. Someone gets mad at them, and slams them, then arguments over the status of financing, which is only just guessing anyway. HarryC's pictures show the sad truth, and posting more will only show more of the same. It became pointless to spend more than 10 seconds looking at the thread anymore, so I go to the arcade at your site instead!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #7808
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How do you base that? If he has 20% of the construction completed (the foundation), and probalby plans to kick in another bagful of cash (to make 33%), he probalby could build the thing with very few sales. How do you get loans for apartment buildings? Equity. Most developers of condos put very little equity and need to resort to some magic number of sales to find a loan.

With sales going the way they are, and if he does well on the upcoming tour, why wouldnt a lender give money? In fact, they might just do it because no one is making any interest off anything else right now...

I dont think he will get it today, but if things settle down in the next few months, I would not be surprised if he gets his loans by the spring.

http://www.independent.ie/business/w...d-1490743.html
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Irish firm brought down to earth as Chicago Spire fails to get off ground



By Risn Burke

Monday October 06 2008

The planned tallest building in the western hemisphere has fallen prey to the US property market failure with progress put on hold pending more funds.

The 150-storey Chicago Spire, due to be completed in 2012, is being built by Irish firm Shelbourne Development and was designed by the feted architect, Santiago Calatrava.

A contractor has not yet been hired to build the superstructure, which was due to be above ground by mid-2009. A spokeswoman said building the superstructure of the building "would need to wait until the market improves".

It is currently just beyond foundation stage and she admitted that the funding wasn't there to proceed with building the tower at present.


However, the two-storey penthouse has already been advance-sold at a price of around $40m (€29m) to beanie baby billionaire Ty Warner, with contracts signed last week. The $40m figure was the asking price, but reports speculate that Warner may have bagged a bargain reduction given the property climate.

Prices of $5.7m (€4.1m) are being asked for a 3,800 sq ft property, according to Shelbourne.

One-third, or 1,200 of the skyscraper's units have already been sold, according to the last figures released in June, but the spokeswoman would not give an updated sales figure
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #7809
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Sinking feeling.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:29 AM   #7810
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Sinking feeling is right.... Not only the Spire, but don't plan on seeing the Waterview restart operations any time soon (and by soon I mean within the next 24 months).
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #7811
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Wow, that article was horrible. Not only did it have an old version of the project but it was rife with gramatical and factual errors.

Is there no professionalism in journalism any more? Ever since the internet started taking over print news.... bah!

Anyway, It pretty much had the same info we thought before so it confirmed everything. I'm really hoping that the strong sales of this building will make this thing possible despite the economy!
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #7812
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I really don't like ths tower! Something about it's poroportions is off and a great city like Chicago with one of the best skylines in the world definitely deserves a better center piece than this! Maybe it being on hold is a blessing in disguise for Chicago!


how many negative comments do we need on this building.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #7813
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Let's be positive, the Economy will get better within 6 months and the construction on the tower will be resumed.
Too much money has been already invested on the project !
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Old October 11th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #7814
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Let's be positive, the Economy will get better within 6 months and the construction on the tower will be resumed.
Too much money has been already invested on the project !
more like 3 years...
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Old October 11th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #7815
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hes just trying to be positive
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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #7816
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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #7817
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Stupid question time. If the project is on hold then why did a construction trailer just get put on site?
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Old October 11th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #7818
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how many negative comments do we need on this building.
he's entitled to critisize whatever he wants. i'm sure there's a tower you don't like somewhere.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:15 AM   #7819
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Stupid question time. If the project is on hold then why did a construction trailer just get put on site?
That's what I want to know.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #7820
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While it's pending, they can use the hole to throw prisoners in.... Just like somebody a while ago had posted an image of the 1st episode from the original Star Wars, where they were preparing to push Luke Skywalker down the hole into the animal's throat on the desert.
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