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Old March 3rd, 2010, 04:56 AM   #1321
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I think it's less than 83 floors.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 05:07 AM   #1322
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I think it's less than 83 floors.
You're right, CTBUH has it listed as 87 floors. They probably are counting some of the lower lobby/retail floors (which is why they readjusted it's height some months ago).

http://buildingdb.ctbuh.org/?do=buil...uilding_id=886
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM   #1323
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Baaed on the success of the Aqua skyscraper, to the south, a similar-looking skyscraper should be built.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:22 PM   #1324
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this building is the most spectacular one in the world
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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:53 AM   #1325
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #1326
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Friend's new place

Can't make it to the railing yet
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #1327
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cool video!..thanks for posting that!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1328
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Man, I just experienced vertigo just from watching the video.
It must be a really problem if you are there.
The effect is made worse by the buildings that are really close.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #1329
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Eeek, I couldn't spend any time on that balcony at all! Nice view though.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #1330
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what floor was the video taken from? seems strange to have a balcony so high, considering the high winds up there.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #1331
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That must be a scariest place when the wind blows at high speeds
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #1332
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is that the carbon and carbide building on the right in the foreground there? I ddint think it was that tall but maybe its position makes it seem so. i love that building.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:45 PM   #1333
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is that the carbon and carbide building on the right in the foreground there? I ddint think it was that tall but maybe its position makes it seem so. i love that building.
Yes that is Carbon and Carbide - on of the nicer buildings in a city of nice buildings. It appears to be as tall because of the perspective ( it is 2blocks closer ) Photo taken from N end of Clark st bridge.




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Old April 13th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #1334
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I think it's less than 83 floors.
yep, it sure is
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #1335
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #1336
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A hotel sets sail for Aqua

Blair Kamin | May 11, 2010 | Cityscapes Blog

Jim Loewenberg, the tower's developer and architect of record, told me this morning that a hotel has signed a deal to occupy Aqua's hotel floors. An announcement will be made by the end of this week or early next week, he said...

...Loewenberg declined to disclose further details. Crain's Chicago Business reported last May that Kimpton Group Holding, a San Francisco boutique hotel firm, was in negotiations to buy space in the 82-story tower, filling a hole that opened when another hotel operator backed out...

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....-for-aqua.html
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #1337
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The new hotel at Aqua--it's not aqua; it's 'Blu'

Blair Kamin | May 13, 2010 | Cityscapes

...Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement to develop the first Radisson Blu hotel in the United States. This USD 125 million development in Chicago is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011. It marks the company's most important investment so far as part of Carlson Hotels' Ambition 2015 growth strategy...

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Old May 14th, 2010, 12:50 AM   #1338
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Sorry but the building looks ten times more visionary in the renders. The final thing is just average looking imo.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #1339
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Sorry but the building looks ten times more visionary in the renders. The final thing is just average looking imo.
ten times? Average? Did you see the pictue posted above? Have you ever seen a building that even remotely resembles this building? From a distance, you may be right, but standing below it, it is anything but "average". to each their own though.


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Old May 14th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #1340
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ten times? Average? Did you see the pictue posted above? Have you ever seen a building that even remotely resembles this building? From a distance, you may be right, but standing below it, it is anything but "average". to each their own though.


When I looked at it closely and in different angles I found it's actually just a bunch of layers shaped differently. I think this building is simple, but the message is very clear and strong.. and that's why Aqua is so awesome.
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