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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | 353 North Clark | 190m | 624ft | 46 fl | Com

Height: 612 ft
Floor count: 46
Location: North Clark, North Dearborn, West Kinzie
Construction end: 2009
Architect: Lohan Anderson, LLC
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There's a 27 story building already under construction on the parking lot across the street.














Corner of Kinzie and Clark

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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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BOOOOOOOOORING building. Should just densify that area of Downtown Chicago.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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I'd hardly call it boring! The fašade looks excellent! And um.. a building of this size WILL add density.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:37 AM   #4
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I agree! what's his problem?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:43 PM   #5
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He is allowed an opinion
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Old April 1st, 2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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no one ever said he isn't allowed to. anyway, I really enjoy this building. it's nice imo
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:58 PM   #7
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WOW this tower looks really nice.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:27 AM   #8
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What I mean is that it just looks like yet another Chicago building.

It's a box with some nice cladding. That's why it's boring - it's nothing special.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:32 AM   #9
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I love it! The third pic is the best, IMO.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:34 AM   #10
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Mind you, if this were built in Sydney I'd be over the moon, but seeing as this is Chicago it doesn't strike me as anything special - that's why I thought it was boring.

There's lots of similarish buildings like that all around the place (in different cities as well).

Sydney lacks a big solid building like that though so that's why I would be excited if it were built in Sydney. Unfortunately a slab of a skyscraper like that can't actually be built due to lack of space, fsr and height restrictions and solar access planes. Also, this building looks too shiny and this would probably infringe on Sydney's reflectivity code! But this would make it all the more exciting if it WERE built in Sydney.

Anyway, sorry for the offence I caused to some of you guys.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:44 AM   #11
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oh, I see. i get where you're coming from now. Thank you for clearifying that
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:59 AM   #12
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Mind you, if this were built in Sydney I'd be over the moon, but seeing as this is Chicago it doesn't strike me as anything special - that's why I thought it was boring.

There's lots of similarish buildings like that all around the place (in different cities as well).

Sydney lacks a big solid building like that though so that's why I would be excited if it were built in Sydney. Unfortunately a slab of a skyscraper like that can't actually be built due to lack of space, fsr and height restrictions and solar access planes. Also, this building looks too shiny and this would probably infringe on Sydney's reflectivity code! But this would make it all the more exciting if it WERE built in Sydney.

Anyway, sorry for the offence I caused to some of you guys.
Seems to me us Chicagoans just can't win, no matter what we build. Here we have a quality box, but it's too much like everything else in Chicago. Fine. When we try something different, something out of the ordinary, like the Chicago Spire for instance, what do we get? "Well that just doesn't fit with the rest of the skyline!" We just can't seem to please you guys.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 01:06 AM   #13
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Man, that area around IBM is really thickening up lately.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:09 AM   #14
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Mind you, if this were built in Sydney I'd be over the moon, but seeing as this is Chicago it doesn't strike me as anything special - that's why I thought it was boring.

There's lots of similarish buildings like that all around the place (in different cities as well).

Sydney lacks a big solid building like that though so that's why I would be excited if it were built in Sydney. Unfortunately a slab of a skyscraper like that can't actually be built due to lack of space, fsr and height restrictions and solar access planes. Also, this building looks too shiny and this would probably infringe on Sydney's reflectivity code! But this would make it all the more exciting if it WERE built in Sydney.

Anyway, sorry for the offence I caused to some of you guys.
I understand what you're saying. It's not brilliant, but it's well proper filler. No masterpiece, but the detailing looks to be quite good. Reminds me a bit of something that might go up in Canary Wharf.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:35 AM   #15
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I love the Chicago Spire.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 04:55 AM   #16
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I like this tower, very cute design
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:46 AM   #17
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I like this tower, very cute design
Hmm, not sure if cute is the right word.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:39 AM   #18
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^ lol, I'd say its cute also
I like the cladding and sides, its just queer at the top. The round looking top ruins the *sharpness* of the building
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:10 PM   #19
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^ lol, I'd say its cute also
I like the cladding and sides, its just queer at the top. The round looking top ruins the *sharpness* of the building
I think that's deliberate, as part of the design, to counter the angled aspect of the rest of the building (look at the curved corners at the base of the building and how that also counters the 90 deg. corners and I think you'll understand what I mean).
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #20
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Nice...but nothing special
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