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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:18 AM   #1221
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:28 AM   #1222
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dont matter what color it is...build it Chi-town....give the US some respect back for the high tech, best looking, and some of the tallest in the world.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:49 AM   #1223
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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 3rd, 2007, 02:50 AM   #1224
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:18 AM   #1225
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:25 AM   #1226
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You better not let Al Sharpton see THIS! Or else he will condemn you of hatin against black skyscrapers and AT THE SAME TIME tell America needs more BLACK Skyscrapers!

woot, I like this drillbit skyscraper.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 05:26 AM   #1227
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:42 AM   #1228
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Loved number 3.... with the flat roof.. this latest version is.. great, but... slightly more phallic. and... eh.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:25 PM   #1229
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i love how one will be able to view chicago from michigan after the chicago spire is built. what an amazing skyline it will be. the spire will be a lighthouse for all seamen. they won't need a compass or a map. they can just set sail from michigan straight to the chicago spire.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:27 PM   #1230
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hopefully this tower will be only the first of more such megatowers
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #1231
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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.
I agree. I would like to see a diversity in colors, as most Chicagoans would. How else could you explain Chicagoans' affinity for the CNA building? Besides, who ever said that all the biggest ones were black. Sometimes they're blue. Just ask Smurfette!
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:54 PM   #1233
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you can already see Chicago from Michigan
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Old May 4th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #1234
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I like the blue best.

In regards to mister flyfish...as long as a building is practical and useful, it should be any shape. The only reason we didn't see more of these unique shapes in the past is because of engineering constraints. You can like "classical" architecture, but you can appreciate futuristic, avant-garde architecture as well (though I don't think I'd even call the Spire particularly avant-garde). When you've got cities like London building more "edgy" skyscrapers than Chicago, you know you've got to fix something. The Spire is a step in this direction.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #1235
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I like the blue best.

In regards to mister flyfish...as long as a building is practical and useful, it should be any shape. The only reason we didn't see more of these unique shapes in the past is because of engineering constraints. You can like "classical" architecture, but you can appreciate futuristic, avant-garde architecture as well (though I don't think I'd even call the Spire particularly avant-garde). When you've got cities like London building more "edgy" skyscrapers than Chicago, you know you've got to fix something. The Spire is a step in this direction.
The Chicago Spire is a huge step in taking skyscraper ingenuity in a new direction, not to mention its 610 meters tall>>>
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Old May 4th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #1236
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Definitely liked the black renderings. Someone else asked about a two-tone combo with black structuring and silver windows. That'd be interesting.

BTW, is there some sort of architectural rule that says all new glass buildings are required to project glimmering shades of bright blue or emerald green?

Glass is without a doubt the perfect exterior for the Spire, but I hope Chicago doesn't get "too glassy." I just love the raw power and classic clean designs of masterpiece 'scrapers like the Sears Tower, John Hancock and Aon Center. There is something to be said for purity and simplistic design, but the Spire truly blows my mind. Sure hope to see Calatrava's dynamic vision come to full fruition in the Windy City.

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Old May 4th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #1237
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if this building is completed, with the detailing showed in the prevoius post... I will have a Chicago Spire in my pants!!!!

Love this!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #1238
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Loved number 3.... with the flat roof.. this latest version is.. great, but... slightly more phallic. and... eh.
I agree, version A, B and C are all much better.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1239
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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.
What is your idea of what a building of what a building should look like? Why don't you design something then?

People need to get away from being stuck in the past. Not everything has to be a box. It's time for people to start thinking outside of the box.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #1240
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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....
Well you do realize that when the classical buildings were built, they didn't fit into their surroundings don't you? Chicago was a wind swept prairie. When the internation style came to this country with it's sleek lines and simple form, they weren't traditional.

It's called progress. That's while Chicago is the way it is because of forward thinking design. When the Chicago School of architecture was invented, it was forward thinking design, some of the worlds first skyscrapers.

Step of the box....

Are you going to go back to the typewrite because of the computer? You going to back to the Model T because of the Thunderbird?

Progress man, progress...
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