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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:33 AM   #8181
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nicee, but am i the only one who thinks the bathroom looks hideous...
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:40 AM   #8182
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OMG... what a view


How much one of these?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:53 AM   #8183
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nicee, but am i the only one who thinks the bathroom looks hideous...
I thought that too when I saw it in pictures but it is insane in person. those slabs of stone are like 6' x 6'. It really is amazing in person.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:59 AM   #8184
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BTW, thx for the pics.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 04:54 AM   #8185
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nicee, but am i the only one who thinks the bathroom looks hideous...
Probably, but then we'd expect that of a Florida State Fan!

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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:40 AM   #8186
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Awesome pictures. I don't know if I could sleep up that high in the sky!!
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:51 AM   #8187
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Thanks for the pics cbotnyse.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:32 AM   #8188
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Love the interior concept of Chicago Spires! I don't really like bathroom part... They could do it better.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 08:24 AM   #8189
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Love the interior concept of Chicago Spires! I don't really like bathroom part... They could do it better.
I agree, looks like cheap apartment bathroom, and tub defiantly needs to be bigger.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 12:01 PM   #8190
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This "sample apartment" looks really awesome!
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Old December 21st, 2008, 04:10 PM   #8191
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I agree, looks like cheap apartment bathroom, and tub defiantly needs to be bigger.
This is an optical illusion, the bathrooms are huge - I have had apartments that were smaller. They are have a European feel to them with the toilet separated from the shower, tub, and sink. The marble work is unreal with the huge slabs "butterfly cut" so that the patterns match up. The showers are "drainless" the drain is hidden by a neat trick of the way the marble floor meets the wall. The sales center is so nice that I am trying to convince my mom (a fine arts major) to come down for a visit just to see it, like a walk through of a modern art museum. The sales staff were very nice and accommodating even for those of us just looking. Units start at $800k (u.s.) which is more than I could get for my 4br 3bath bungalow in Oak Park. The rest of the furnishings literally have to be seen to be believed. All ovens are Gaggenau.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 04:16 PM   #8192
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They should have post-composited the chicago skyline into the renders. Not only is the perspective off, the reflection in the window frames gives the impression that we're looking at backlit pictures (like a soda machine), which is probably how the scene was assembled.

If you have the millions to plan such a skyscraper, you should have the couple thousands to hire the right people for the publicity artwork. Same with Abraj-Al-Bait, terribly amateurish renders.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:04 PM   #8193
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This is an optical illusion, the bathrooms are huge - I have had apartments that were smaller. They are have a European feel to them with the toilet separated from the shower, tub, and sink. The marble work is unreal with the huge slabs "butterfly cut" so that the patterns match up. The showers are "drainless" the drain is hidden by a neat trick of the way the marble floor meets the wall. The sales center is so nice that I am trying to convince my mom (a fine arts major) to come down for a visit just to see it, like a walk through of a modern art museum. The sales staff were very nice and accommodating even for those of us just looking. Units start at $800k (u.s.) which is more than I could get for my 4br 3bath bungalow in Oak Park. The rest of the furnishings literally have to be seen to be believed. All ovens are Gaggenau.
spot on. It has to be seen to be believed. The bathrooms are the most stunning aspect of the units, and trust me, it does not come out well in pictures.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:20 PM   #8194
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Great interior design, and being in Chicago, naturally, it will have a great view too! If sales are good, this project might very well restart. Ofcourse final interior designs may differ, as the building is U/C, like Burj Al Arab.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:46 PM   #8195
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This is an optical illusion, the bathrooms are huge - I have had apartments that were smaller. They are have a European feel to them with the toilet separated from the shower, tub, and sink. The marble work is unreal with the huge slabs "butterfly cut" so that the patterns match up. The showers are "drainless" the drain is hidden by a neat trick of the way the marble floor meets the wall. The sales center is so nice that I am trying to convince my mom (a fine arts major) to come down for a visit just to see it, like a walk through of a modern art museum. The sales staff were very nice and accommodating even for those of us just looking. Units start at $800k (u.s.) which is more than I could get for my 4br 3bath bungalow in Oak Park. The rest of the furnishings literally have to be seen to be believed. All ovens are Gaggenau.
Interesting...
That sample apartment btw is not too small, and yes toilet staff is more European
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:15 AM   #8196
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Does this looks like a 1970's style dining room with shag carpeting to anyone else? Personally, I don't care for this portion of the unit at all.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:28 AM   #8197
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God... Hideous!
Is that a joke? An oooooold project perhaps?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:43 AM   #8198
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Aren't you allowed to change the furniture if you don't like it? Especially if you're paying $800,000 minimum? lol
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #8199
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Aren't you allowed to change the furniture if you don't like it? Especially if you're paying $800,000 minimum? lol
of course, the units do not come furnished. you can do whatever you want.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:40 PM   #8200
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Imagine this view (in real) from 110floor for examble
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