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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #181
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Well when everyone gives you the sarcastic " " when you give your opinion, it's frustrating. Anyway, like I said, it's too hard to tell from these renders. Cheers
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Old October 6th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #182
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it's a beautiful building. two thumbs up!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #183
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Chicago? Again? Can you spare a building or two? I doesn't have to be this tower, just something like Park Michigan or Aqua. Something, it is high and dry here in L.A. while the rest of the US big cities seems to be on a roll. Just one 800 footer-pretty please?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 09:42 AM   #184
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Let's keep this boom going....
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Old October 6th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #185
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Here are some more images from SSP:

This one shows that it is different than SWFC:


and here are two model shots from Bvic:

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Old October 6th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #186
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So this project is 2 buildings?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #187
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So this project is 2 buildings?
The Waldorph Tower itself is one project, there is a 50-story rental tower that will be built on the northern 1/3 of the site.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #188
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I was expecting something with a slant roof.
Still good anyway,but maybe,just maybe,it will be boring from some angles.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #189
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OMG that is exactly like SWFC!!! other than SWFC is quite a bit taller and holeyer also!!!!

The one done by BVictor1 does not resemble SWFC, but it will be really exceptional if that is really what will be built there

STR's Spire is beautiful, excellent job!!
Yes, we like our buildings to NOT have holes in then tyvm.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #190
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^Then how do you explain this?

Anyway, I really like this design, and if it goes ahead that will be one more amazing building going up in Chicago. To me (for some unknown reason) this building seems to help the CS blend in better with the skyline.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #191
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A few more model shots






Information on the project:

-Carley and his partners closed on the land July 3rd
-currently there will be 325 hotel keys and 300 condos
-originally ther were going to the city for an amendment for a height increase to 1,050' with the ground floor being 15,000 sq ft; but as the tower and base became more slender (13,500 sq ft) the tower became a little taller 1,100'
-condo entrance is from upper east North Water
-hotel entrance is off of Park Drive
-there will be about 680 parking spots, all which will be below grade (-50')
-there will possibly be 3 restaurants, all which will be open to the public.
-THERE IS NO OBSERVATION DECK
-there could possibly be an outdoor water feature that terraces down toward the small pocket park
-the top floor is about 5,000 sq ft. and there will be about 6 single floor penthouses
-marketing could begin by mid 2008
-an amendment could be filed with the city for a zoning change before the end of the year
-developers aren't increasing the density, just the allowable height
-the cower could be about 1.5 million sq ft (1.1 million is the current allowed)
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #192
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Someone needs to start putting restaurants/bars at the tops of these towers. Are there any others besides Cite and Signature Room @ Hancock? We have enough of there 800+ footers going up!
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #193
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This one shows that it is different than SWFC:
Thank you very much for this. The diagram really explains the differences well.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #194
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Odds are looking good that it is going to get built.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #195
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not that much different from swfc... but cool building.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #196
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I had a sinking suspicion that I had seen the design for this project somewhere before, and I wasn't thinking of Shanghai...



And I think Crevice Tool-Chicago would be the perfect name for it.

Kidding aside, I do like the design. I hope that Carley is able to see this one through.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #197
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I ROBOT

The shape of the building reminds me of the one in the " I ROBOT" movie
with Will Smith.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #198
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Shouldn't it be Waldorf=Astoria? They use a double hyphen, which isn't the same as a 'equals sign'.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #199
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Old October 13th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #200
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thx spyguy. this tower would fit very good in the skyline...but it wouldn't stand out very much i think
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