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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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CHICAGO | Waldorf=Astoria | 386m | 1265ft | 107 fl | Canceled

Height: 1265 ft
Floor count: 107
Location: North Park and East North Water
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Developer: Fordham Co., Prime Group Inc.


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Developer Tries Comeback With New Chicago Waldorf
By JENNIFER S. FORSYTH
September 27, 2007; Page B1
.....Now Mr. Reschke is mounting a big comeback, with $2 billion worth of projects planned or under construction. The most prestigious is a Waldorf-Astoria hotel and residence towers in Chicago that he plans to develop for Hilton Hotels Corp. The $500 million project will offer 325 rooms in a five-star hotel and 300 luxury condominiums in a sleek modern building about a block from the Chicago River.....
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119085473819840797.html

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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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WTF, Chicago is going strong these days. The building seems to have some minor resemblance with the Shanghai WFC.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #3
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******* amazing.

Chicago really is the 2nd city in skyscrapers now. Slowly but surely it stays ahead of the game. Unfortunately Dubai has an awful lot of money.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #4
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wonderfull tower, together with the CS this will make a beautifull contrast with the boxy buildings of chicago.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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WOW, another supertall for chicago, and it looks nice so far!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Looks like SWFC from this angle
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #7
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Wow, that is incredible!!

Chicago is going insane!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #8
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holy **** chicago!!!
wow
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #9
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wonderful design, that's a big knife!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #10
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What is it with the shit Chicago designs? And what is it with Chicago going crazy with the super talls?

Might fit in well with the skyline mind you, so who knows.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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why Chicago like follow SWFC??
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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What is it with the shit Chicago designs? And what is it with Chicago going crazy with the super talls?

Might fit in well with the skyline mind you, so who knows.
Chicago has been building 'supertalls' since the Great Fire was put out. Nothing new with that!



BTW, what block is this proposed for? (The WSJ requires a paid subscription to read the entire article.)

Build on!

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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #13
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WOW I love it! any estimate on height?

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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #14
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WOW this is amazing.. ANother super tall for CHicago..
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #15
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WOW!!!
I wished I live in Chicago, really!!!!!
I would spend the whole day watching all those incredible skyscraper-construction-sites.

Anyone knows when they plan to build it?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #16
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Is there any doubt the Chicago River is becoming the best urban waterway in the world?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #17
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Chicago has been building 'supertalls' since the Great Fire was put out. Nothing new with that!
Doubling your amount of supertalls in the space of 5 years is going a bit crazy I would say...
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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #18
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WOW I love it! any estimate on height?

what word wow only!! #%#@^*# crazy I would say too!!
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Doubling your amount of supertalls in the space of 5 years is going a bit crazy I would say...
Well, the Sears Tower, John Hancock and AON were all built within a few short years of each other (late 1960s/early 1970s), too.



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Old September 27th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #20
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Doubling your amount of supertalls in the space of 5 years is going a bit crazy I would say...
Hancock, Aon, and Sears were completed within about five years of each other.

Hancock - 1969
Aon - 1973
Sears - 1974
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