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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | Chicago Tower (Com/Obs) | 2000ft | VIS

Well.. no topic about this here yet. And some great renders were posted on SSP by Loopy who got them from the Goettsch Partners Monologue book.



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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:10 AM   #2
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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I posted them in South Loop Development, as I'm not sure if the project is viable enough to have it's own thread.


We'll see. I'm sure the Principals in the deal will be getting a few calls this week!
Ah sorry. Didn't see them posted there. Well the mods can do whatever they would like.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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looks like a reworked version of that that comm tower that was proposed a year or so ago. the one peli designed?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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This thing is a hideous! It belongs hidden in the suburbs (Naperville???)
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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This tower is just a tacky tourist trap, similar to (today's) Navy Pier.

Chicago buildings have real purpose: people work and live in them. That's part of the awe of the Sears and Hancock observatories. The height and views aren't gimmicks, purposely-created for tourists. They're actually a true reflection of downtown life.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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This thing is a hideous! It belongs hidden in the suburbs (Naperville???)
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:53 PM   #8
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personally, I love it. I hope it happens
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:56 PM   #9
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I like it better than the Pelli design.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:19 PM   #10
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Lets not and say we did.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:20 PM   #11
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interesting. I'll take another 2000 footer.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM   #12
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Dude, give me a break. I hope the planning commision has more sense than to put this piece of crap on our beautiful lake front. Daley would never allow anythng like this to happen. The man since taking office has transformed this city from a blue collar shit hole into a gem. Remember the Mayor is in love with anything Paris. This will never ever ever ever happen!!!
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The Eiffel Tower was generally considered to be a monstrosity in its time. Guy DeMaupassant said the best vista in Paris was at the foot of the Eiffel Tower ... where one did not have to actually look at the tower.
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Dude, give me a break. I hope the planning commision has more sense than to put this piece of crap on our beautiful lake front. Daley would never allow anythng like this to happen. The man since taking office has transformed this city from a blue collar shit hole into a gem. Remember the Mayor is in love with anything Paris. This will never ever ever ever happen!!!
I see what you're saying but I kinda like it.

I was WTF'ing about your comment to "hide" it in naperville. I mean come on, thats funny.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:50 PM   #15
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This tower is just a tacky tourist trap, similar to (today's) Navy Pier.

Chicago buildings have real purpose: people work and live in them. That's part of the awe of the Sears and Hancock observatories. The height and views aren't gimmicks, purposely-created for tourists. They're actually a true reflection of downtown life.
I'd like to believe this, but in reality, I don't think those native to the city, besides us Skyscraper freaks regularly find the need to use these places, and I'd bet the huge majority of people that use the observatories are either from the suburbs or tourists. Not to mention that tourist money is not a bad thing that should be avoided.

And about the Eiffel Tower, I was watching something on the Travel channel, about an hour or so ago that mentioned a petition went around and was signed by many famous artists saying that the Tower would deface the beauty of Paris. The host responded with "What do they know?"
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I rather like it. And let's not forget that there's more to it than just being an observation deck - the need for new communications towers is very real. That's not to say that these things couldn't be worked into more fully-functional building designs (like the spires on top of JHC or Sears), but, I think there is plenty of good to be found in this design.
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I'd like to believe this, but in reality, I don't think those native to the city, besides us Skyscraper freaks regularly find the need to use these places, and I'd bet the huge majority of people that use the observatories are either from the suburbs or tourists. Not to mention that tourist money is not a bad thing that should be avoided.
I have no issue with tourists or suburbanites, or the money they bring in. And I agree that the observatories cater 99% to both these groups. I do, however, have an issue with someone building a skyline-altering lakefront-changing structure...with the sole purpose of sucking in tourists for $20 a pop. That strikes me as incredibly cheap for this town. (Personally, I don't really buy the antenna argument - they've been saying that for years.)
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I have no issue with tourists or suburbanites, or the money they bring in. And I agree that the observatories cater 99% to both these groups. I do, however, have an issue with someone building a skyline-altering lakefront-changing structure...with the sole purpose of sucking in tourists for $20 a pop. That strikes me as incredibly cheap for this town. (Personally, I don't really buy the antenna argument - they've been saying that for years.)
I must be in the 1% cuz I would go up there.
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I have no issue with tourists or suburbanites, or the money they bring in. And I agree that the observatories cater 99% to both these groups. I do, however, have an issue with someone building a skyline-altering lakefront-changing structure...with the sole purpose of sucking in tourists for $20 a pop. That strikes me as incredibly cheap for this town. (Personally, I don't really buy the antenna argument - they've been saying that for years.)
sole purpose? I can think of at least 3 more functions this building would have that are of far greater importance. Saying this is built solely for tourists is foolish.
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The Eiffel Tower was generally considered to be a monstrosity in its time. Guy DeMaupassant said the best vista in Paris was at the foot of the Eiffel Tower ... where one did not have to actually look at the tower.
LOL. This will never be an Eiffel Tower.

Personally, I don't think it's hideous, but it's also certainly not gorgeous. I haven't made up my mind if I think it would be a good addition, or not. It's certainly worlds above the CN Tower, which basically looks like a filthy pole in person.
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