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Old May 2nd, 2007, 03:51 PM   #1201
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I like the golden one. The blue one doesn't somehow match the hood.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:10 PM   #1202
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Hmm and what about this black Sears style Chicago Spire

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:22 PM   #1203
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It matches even better, not just the hood, but the whole city. Seriosly!

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:23 PM   #1204
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Why can't they build buildings that look like buildings? We have an eight years old's interpretation of a rocket being buillt in Dubai, a proposed 1800 ft tall ***** in Vegas and now a soon to be approved 2000 ft drill bit in Chicago.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #1205
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they should change the color.. Black would be perfect for the Chicago' skyline
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM   #1206
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I agree!
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:10 PM   #1207
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And the black Chicago Spire with its surrounding buildings. I think it looks pretty good on this photoshopped render, but think it would look shit in reality.

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:31 PM   #1208
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the black looks really nice but i still prefer blue
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:46 PM   #1209
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the black looks really nice but i still prefer blue
aha...agree! definitely blue looks the best!
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:03 PM   #1210
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Blue for me also
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:07 PM   #1211
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Why can't they build buildings that look like buildings? We have an eight years old's interpretation of a rocket being buillt in Dubai, a proposed 1800 ft tall ***** in Vegas and now a soon to be approved 2000 ft drill bit in Chicago.
well what does a "building" look like then? square? i love these designs, as do most others
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:20 PM   #1212
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Why can't they build buildings that look like buildings? We have an eight years old's interpretation of a rocket being buillt in Dubai, a proposed 1800 ft tall ***** in Vegas and now a soon to be approved 2000 ft drill bit in Chicago.
There are thousands of regular box buildings. Why can't they build something that is actually interesting instead of boring?
The original color is the best, all these other colors posted are just horrible.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:34 PM   #1213
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well what does a "building" look like then? square? i love these designs, as do most others
A "building" doesn't look like a Saturn V rocket, a *****, or a drill bit, LOL. It lools like a building. Look at Chicago or New York at the classic architecture that you see in those existing buildings. This new stuff does not fit with what surrounds it, it stands in stark contrast to what surrounds it.

The only one that has a chance not to look silly in practicality is the Burj Dubai, since it's surroundings are being built with it. But every time I see a render I start a countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7....

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:36 PM   #1214
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i like the grey/black design lots =)
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #1215
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The Chicago Spire has come a long way. Looking forward to seeing it rear its head!
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #1216
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Me too But a little bit lighter, maybe sylver reflection would look best. But that's just my oppinion.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:08 PM   #1217
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A "building" doesn't look like a Saturn V rocket, a *****, or a drill bit, LOL. It lools like a building. Look at Chicago or New York at the classic architecture that you see in those existing buildings. This new stuff does not fit with what surrounds it, it stands in stark contrast to what surrounds it.

The only one that has a chance not to look silly in practicality is the Burj Dubai, since it's surroundings are being built with it. But every time I see a render I start a countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7....
The JHC and Sears tower both stood out like a sore thumb when they were first built. They sure as hell did not fit with the surroundings. I suppose you would have opposed the construction of those at the time? There will always be change and it will take some getting used too for some. Skylines evolve. Get used to it.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #1218
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Heh. I don't think having another black tower for Chicago... It would make Chicago skyline BLACK! I think Chicago skyline should be high diverse of colors. I prefer blue one to help balance Chicago skyline better. Chicago already have two tallest buildings that are already black (e.i. Sears Tower and John Hancock) Also one of Chicago's new tallest buildings... Trump Internationl Tower that is blue too. Imagine if ALL skyscrapers in Chicago is BLACK, its would turn Chicago into gothic city.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:36 PM   #1219
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:41 PM   #1220
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The JHC and Sears tower both stood out like a sore thumb when they were first built. They sure as hell did not fit with the surroundings. I suppose you would have opposed the construction of those at the time? There will always be change and it will take some getting used too for some. Skylines evolve. Get used to it.

Who ever said I was opposed to any of this being built? It's not my money. Lighten up my friend, I happen to be a fan of classic architecture and I generally don't like these designs. I know I am in the minority here but so be it. I, that is me, and I only speak for me, thinks this spire is very very silly looking. I for one would not look forward to driving to work and looking downtown at a giant drill bit, but that's just me. I don't type that to try to convince you or anyone else here of that.

I agree those two buildings stuck out, but because of height, not necessarily design. Remember also that those entire n-hoods were developed either after those two structures were built or were soon re-developed. THis will not be the case around this spire or in Vegas.
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