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Old September 16th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #8921
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Andd when you can sell the "observation deck" for 40 million dollars...
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #8922
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1 million visitors per year X $10 each = 10 million bucks. X 4 years and you've paid for the floor, and from that point on, pure profit.

I paid $20 to go to the Top of the Rock in NYC on the 4th of July...That building has been around for how many years? 75 floors vs. 150. I'd pay $40 to go to the top of the Spire!
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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #8923
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Wait...I couldnt read the whole article so Im a little confused. So they are going to start part of the park involved in the Spire's plan indicating the Spire will be built. Is this correct?
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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #8924
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Wait...I couldnt read the whole article so Im a little confused. So they are going to start part of the park involved in the Spire's plan indicating the Spire will be built. Is this correct?
Sort of, as part of the "Spire Project" Shelbourne said they would give a number of millions of dollars to help the city out with the park on the other side of Lake Shore Drive. For people in the Spire the park would be attractive to them, and the city wants the park done, so it's tying two projects together.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #8925
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maybe it would be similar to this.

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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #8926
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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #8927
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amazing!

ok so this is bs: no observation deck? wow, thats smart. we are in a horrible economy, wouldnt an observation deck get more tourist dollars?
Umm, it's a residential building.

No tenants are gonna want random people off the street coming in to their building.

It's a ridiculous notion.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #8928
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Umm, it's a residential building.

No tenants are gonna want random people off the street coming in to their building.

It's a ridiculous notion.
But that can not be avoided when it will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world. If I went to Chicago I would find any way to get into the Spire
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:18 AM   #8929
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But that can not be avoided when it will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world. If I went to Chicago I would find any way to get into the Spire
And hopefully you would be arrested for trespassing.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #8930
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ok so now the residential thing makes sence.

but still, a lotta money they could be missing out on...
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #8931
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #8932
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Umm, it's a residential building.

No tenants are gonna want random people off the street coming in to their building.
Then why would they move into an obvious tourist attraction? I don't think stupidity should be rewarded.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #8933
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Then why would they move into an obvious tourist attraction? I don't think stupidity should be rewarded.
aahahhaha good point
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:03 AM   #8934
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Then why would they move into an obvious tourist attraction? I don't think stupidity should be rewarded.
It is only through their stupidity that this building will come to fruition.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #8935
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Then why would they move into an obvious tourist attraction? I don't think stupidity should be rewarded.
They want to move into a landmark structure that is very elegant. It's only a tourist attraction because people wanted to be. The people that want to be tourists in a residential building are the stupid ones.
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Sounds like a statement a Michigan alumnus would make. Not based on any fact or reason.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #8936
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If I had $40,000,000.00 to blow I would buy the penthouse in a heartbeat... In a private residential building such as this one what effect do any tourists have at 200 or 2,000 feet... Majority of people on these forums have never even lived in a high rise over 10 stories and have no idea what its like. Very few people in the world get a chance to wake up to a view like this...

View from the Trumph... and if the Spire gets built tack another 800 feet to this image it will only be more spectacular and frequent...

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Old September 18th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #8937
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Umm, it's a residential building.

No tenants are gonna want random people off the street coming in to their building.

It's a ridiculous notion.
Q1 and the Eureka Tower, currently the tallest residential towers both have observation decks. But they are also the tallest buildings in their cities.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #8938
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Q1 and the Eureka Tower, currently the tallest residential towers both have observation decks. But they are also the tallest buildings in their cities.
Your point is? This building will also be the tallest in this city, actually the tallest in North America and also that offer is an actual structure in the world.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #8939
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It is a very easy discussion to close. Weathly tennants to not want to mix with tourists, that is why every building with an observation deck(s) has separate areas for the tourists. Ever been to the top of twin towers before they fell? The Peachtree plaza in Atlanta has a revolving restaurant at the top and an observation area above it. Separate elevators for hotel guests and people who just want to see the view. The GE building in NYC is full of NBC execs, stars, etc. You'll never run into them as a tourist on the way up to the Top of the Rock. Why? Separate areas in the lobby levels.
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It is a very easy discussion to close. Weathly tennants to not want to mix with tourists, that is why every building with an observation deck(s) has separate areas for the tourists. Ever been to the top of twin towers before they fell? The Peachtree plaza in Atlanta has a revolving restaurant at the top and an observation area above it. Separate elevators for hotel guests and people who just want to see the view. The GE building in NYC is full of NBC execs, stars, etc. You'll never run into them as a tourist on the way up to the Top of the Rock. Why? Separate areas in the lobby levels.
That may solve part of the problem but there's also a consideration about traffic in the area and parking. This building is a little off the beaten path and a huge influx of tourists would clog up the streets and parking in the area. The closest major available parking area is at the Navy Pier. Also, you have to consider the fact that Chicago is not a major tourist city like New York is.
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