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Old June 28th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1941
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OMG!! It's really going to be build! Congrats to Chicago!

P.S Stick with the BLUE one!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #1942
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Nice find. And you're right - there does appear to be a bit of a gold tint in the 15th image at http://www.thechicagospire.com They also have previously unseen images of the lobby renderings over there as well.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #1943
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I may be alone here, but comparing at those two pics, I vastly prefer the new base and the new color.

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I'm 100% with you. I can't wait to see a full render to see what it looks like with fewer sides.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #1944
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this gold facade will not fit in the skyline it think
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Old June 28th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #1945
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im not a huge fan of the goldness either
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #1946
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The fewer sides should make it look better. The gold...probably won't.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #1947
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The fewer sides should make it look better. The gold...probably won't.
I agree on the sides. It should look "stronger" and more Chicago-esque now. As for the glass, it's hard to say until you see it in real life.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #1948
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Pics from yesterday afternoon posted by a guy at SSP:

http://ryan.tliquest.net/pictures/Chicago/6-27-07/

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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #1949
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It is approved.. and one thing.. do they change the color??
yes I thing so... and they changed the number of insted to...its 5 now..... but it looks great!!.. I love it... but I asked if the tower is still approved... cause the form has been changed again..... so it could be in another waiting approve ...... does anyone knows if the tower has the option to change the color and size of insted to...... and is it still approved with the new changes???????
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #1950
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Doesn't this look like caisson drilling ?
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #1951
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #1952
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Stupid question...when did Calatrava change the design. It seems to me that this came out of left field.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #1953
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but I asked if the tower is still approved... cause the form has been changed again..... so it could be in another waiting approve ...... does anyone knows if the tower has the option to change the color and size of insted to...... and is it still approved with the new changes???????

I hope not.
it doesnt seem like too big of a change, you know, take a side off here, add some dorsal fins to the lobby's design, and have at it.
that would just be so much wasted time on minor change
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #1954
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Not just the color of the windows...but also the general shape of the sides.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #1955
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I hope not.
it doesnt seem like too big of a change, you know, take a side off here, add some dorsal fins to the lobby's design, and have at it.
that would just be so much wasted time on minor change
Take a peek at the images posted on the CS website. The 3 pix's are drastically different.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #1956
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Lets just see the final design of the whole building before we start making suggestions.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #1957
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I may be alone here, but comparing at those two pics, I vastly prefer the new base and the new color.
I'm pretty sure I agree with you. Wow!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #1958
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UPDATE Last updated: June 28, 2007 11:08am
Shelbourne Sets Construction on Spire
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Chicago Spire(Read more on the multifamily market.)
CHICAGO-Construction will begin in July on the 2,000-foot-tall Chicago Spire, being developed by Dublin-based Shelbourne Development Group Inc., according to a released statement by the company. Shelbourne has chosen Case Foundation Co., based in Roselle, IL, for the foundation work for the 150-story building at 400 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Case Foundation Co. will install 34 concrete and steel caissons that will be 120 feet deep, and a 104 foot diameter cofferdam at 78 feet deep, according to a released statement form Shelbourne. Company officials did not return calls for comment. The work is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year. The project received final approval from the Chicago City Council in May.


The 150-story building will have 1,200 units and penthouse residences at the top of the structure, making the building the largest residential building in North America and Europe. The project is expected to have the highest occupied floor in the world. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2010. The renowned Santiago Calatrava, is the lead architect and engineer for the building. The building will have a four-story glass lobby and underground parking for 1,350 cars. The tower will also have the world’s longest elevator run. Currently, the longest elevator run is 1,500 feet and, once completed, the elevator in the Spire will travel a total of 2,000 feet from the underground parking garage to the 150th floor, Tom Murphy, of Thomas J. Murphy PC, general counselor and spokesman for Shelbourne, said last month.
The three-million-sf structure's height will surpass the Sears Tower and Toronto's CN Tower, making it the tallest freestanding building in North America and Europe. The tower will be situated at the mouth of the Chicago River, just east of Lakeshore Drive. Pedestrian access to Lake Michigan will be provided via a walkway under Lakeshore to a new DuSable Park.

The building will recycle rainwater for landscaping, use river water for cooling and will also have special glass to protect migratory birds. The tower will also have a steel perimeter and concrete core. The development will also have a one-acre landscaped public plaza and the developers will fund DuSable Park, a three-acre park directly east of the site. Shelbourne is contributing $9 million to the estimated $12-million project which will have commemorative information on the life of the City of Chicago founder John DuSable who founded the city. The bike trail in the park will also be reconfigured.

Earlier plans called for 300 luxury condominium residences ranging from $600,000 to $5 million and a five-star, 20-story hotel. In April, Murphy said sales prices for the units are not decided upon yet and will be decided on by the third quarter. Company officials had previously pegged the price tag of the building at $1.2 billion. Last month, Murphy said he could not disclose project costs but confirmed in April that approximately 30% of the cost will come from Shelbourne with about 70% financed by Anglo-Irish Bank. Perkins + Will will be the architect of record, with principal Ray Clark heading up the project. Local developer Christopher T. Carley, who introduced the building concept, was taken out of the deal when Kelleher bought the property for $65 million in July.


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Old June 28th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #1959
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"work is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year."

This just proves freedom tower is taking ridiculously to long, also the empire state building was done in a year.

ANywho this is great news!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #1960
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"The building will recycle rainwater for landscaping, use river water for cooling and will also have special glass to protect migratory birds."

Good its green too..
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