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Old July 4th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #41
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Old July 4th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #42
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if this is done with the right finishes (which I feel it will be) It will be just stunning, FINALLY a throw-back to the classic architecture we all truly love. The world needs more projects like this.
i agree completly
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:37 AM   #43
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 02:14 PM   #44
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:53 PM   #45
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yeh, great to see that , thx retrograde!!
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:22 AM   #46
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any more info on this building?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:59 AM   #47
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Nice very nice, this reminds me of the Woolworth building with a nice retro touch.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 06:29 AM   #48
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if this is done with the right finishes (which I feel it will be) It will be just stunning, FINALLY a throw-back to the classic architecture we all truly love. The world needs more projects like this.
sorry..but that's funny. The world definitely does NOT need more crap architecture like this. This has been done before and a lot better. Hopefully this wont stand out too much in the Chicago skyline, which has so many more buildings that are waaaaaay better than this.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:52 PM   #49
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sorry..but that's funny. The world definitely does NOT need more crap architecture like this. This has been done before and a lot better. Hopefully this wont stand out too much in the Chicago skyline, which has so many more buildings that are waaaaaay better than this.
Well tennis dude from houston...you know the old saying...opinions are like a-hole's everyone has one. This building is beautifully designed. It's a throwback to a different more elegant time. It adds a wonderful dimension to an increasing modern skyline.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:44 PM   #50
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I like this one. Shape is matching with height, good for Chicago!
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:50 PM   #51
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[QUOTE=tennisguyinHtown;14538667 This has been done before and a lot better.[/QUOTE]

But so has "concrete n' glass minimalism"....for the past 40 years and it's getting tedious....!!!


This is a proper tower.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:15 AM   #52
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above ground it goes!!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:18 AM   #53
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hehe..."proper"...wait.. let me tighten my buttcheeks while I read this. sorry...but your post really made me "Laugh out Loud"... I understand all people have a**holes...just like opinions..I guess...so sad...but I DID read a survey once that almost 30% of the population should NOT have an opinion. to each his own.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 01:06 PM   #54
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i think its nice, with all the glass skyscrapers going up, i think it fits well in chicago, wouldnt look good in a city like London for example
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:41 PM   #55
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hehe..."proper"...wait.. let me tighten my buttcheeks while I read this. sorry...but your post really made me "Laugh out Loud"... I understand all people have a**holes...just like opinions..I guess...so sad...but I DID read a survey once that almost 30% of the population should NOT have an opinion. to each his own.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:28 PM   #56
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I'm a fan of this building. Classical architecture is both beautiful and takes skill to master. Anyone can design a modern "blob" building, but it takes traditional thinking to create something Classical.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #57
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everyone likes throwback sports jerseys... why not throwback scrapers?
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 01:30 AM   #58
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Come on, this building is NOT classical. So what, it's got a mansard roof and some fancy cornices, look at the top half! - there's as much glass there as on any 'modern building.' This just looks like another condo building with loads of balconies. Still.... could be worse.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 02:04 AM   #59
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Old August 5th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #60
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if this is done with the right finishes (which I feel it will be) It will be just stunning, FINALLY a throw-back to the classic architecture we all truly love. The world needs more projects like this.
For all you lovers out there, don't get your hopes up; Lucien Lagrange's postmodern buildings are hollow imitations of their inspirations. The materials always look cheap and the windows and balconies never fit quite right with the era they're meant to evoke. I have nothing against a meticulously detailed throwback, but this won't be it. Instead, think a McMansion in the sky. And if I'm proven wrong, so much the better.

As a side note, this is not a Chicago School building in any way, except for maybe height.
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