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Old April 11th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #921
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wow Chicago will sure look good with this!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #922
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"Approximately 2000 feet high" Interesting....
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #923
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Chicago....the American city with ballz :-D
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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:55 AM   #924
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I would guess inbetween floors, a 'slab edge cover' could be designed for the transition. Still not convinced though . . .
Well, all the newest renderings show that the slabs will be clearly expressed. Only thing that remains to be seen is how that's going to manifest itself.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #925
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It still looks like a *****.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #926
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hope this one will get started soon. Great for Chicago.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #927
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1,350 units in one building? WOW! That would be most dense building in Chicago or North America?
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #928
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1,350 units in one building? WOW! That would be most dense building in Chicago or North America?
That is the maximum they would do. It is not an exact figure, and in my opinion it will be quite a bit less.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #929
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http://www.soarchicago.org/Policies/details.cfm?PID=15

Dear Mr. Kelleher:


The Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) is pleased to convey our support for your plans to develop the Chicago Spire on parcels 18 and 19 of Planned Development #368 at 400 North Lake Shore Drive with the contingencies noted below.This endorsement reflects the position of our Board of Directors and the vast majority of residents who emailed our office or were among the more than 500 members and residents who attended the community forum we conducted on March 26th.


They, as we, are thrilled that you have retained the services and talents of Santiago Calatrava to design the building, adding to the list of ground-breaking architects who have contributed to Chicago’s architectural history.The building will be slender with its footprint occupying about 30%of the site, preserving open space for the neighborhood.

We have met with and worked with your group over the past months and are pleased that they listened, heard and responded to many of our concerns and suggestions.We hope that every detail of this project, which we believe should be occupied by unique amenities, will be as creative and upscale as the design.

SOAR’s support for the Chicago Spire is specifically contingent on the design and plans as presented at the forum and depends upon resolution or completion of the following items:

·We would consider the total project incomplete without additional contribution by the developer sufficient to assure the simultaneous completion of DuSable Park.

·The density and additional traffic that will be generated with an additional 1200 units and 1350 parking spaces is still of concern.It needs to be carefully monitored and managed to minimize the impact on the community and East North Water Street.

·The degree to which the access ramp for the Spire infringes on DuSable Park must be minimized or, ideally, eliminated.

·The public plaza area plans should be modified to substantially increase the amount of green area.

·While we are not asking the developer group to contribute to its funding, as part of the overall plan for the development of the Spire and DuSable Park, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the developer should develop concrete plans for the flyover bridge and the bridge across the Chicago River including timing and funding.

·The media and others in the planning community have raised concerns about Shelbourne's ability to finance the project. SOAR hopes for assurance that you would not begin construction without providing guarantees that adequate financing is available to see it through completion.

·If it is found that any midcourse corrections or design changes are needed, we are available to give you our community’s input.

Congratulations on a superb design that we feel will enhance Streeterville and the entire City of Chicago.We look forward to working with you on the issues listed above.


Sincerely,

Christine Foh
Co-Chair, Neighbors Action Task Force
Gail Spreen
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Even the NIMBY groups support the project.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #930
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Impressive...this should all but guarantee smooth flying through the revision approval.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #931
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when NIMBYs support a 2000-footer, its instant win.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #932
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Ok Chitown...ur hyping this spire up...so when do u approve and build...show ur balls...hope they aint BLUE
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Old April 14th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #933
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Ok Chitown...ur hyping this spire up...so when do u approve and build...show ur balls...hope they aint BLUE
April 19th, 2007. Is that specific enough for you? Oh, and Kelleher has already begun to order caisons even before approval.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #934
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IT'S AWESOME !!!!!
IS THIS TOWER APPROVED ?
IS IT UNDERCONSTRUCTION YET ?
I LOVE IT

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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #935
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I'm curious... If it is going to get built... Will they use tower crane or luffing crane to build this massive tower?
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #936
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it is still proposed Alkun but it'll be approved soon and then not much time after that also UC
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #937
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IM IN LOVE WITH THIS TOWER
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #938
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ME TOO!
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Old April 15th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #939
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Old April 15th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #940
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they better come through with this baby.
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