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Old October 13th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #201
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I think the building is pretty, it just feels like there are so many buildinng being built or are already there in that area. But that parking lot needs to go because its not doing anything to make the area look better.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #202
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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
The tower certainly won't stand out too much in the skyline, but if it were 1400 it would, too bad it isn't, but I'm just being greedy as hell saying that. Anyways, we're so fortunate to have this building proposed here regardless and I hope it gets built.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:56 AM   #203
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Old October 14th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #204
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Congratulations to Chi town!

THe Waldorf is modern, sleek and elegant. Another trophy for the wonderful city of Chicago! I can't wait 'til the construction begins!!
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Old October 14th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #205
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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
Well, you have to pick one or the other, don't you? Haha
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #206
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soo short for a 100floor building.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #207
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Its perfect, its beautiful! It twists without turning.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #208
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Well, you have to pick one or the other, don't you? Haha
what do you mean?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #209
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Wow, the twist on this building is way more extreme than I originally thought. I'm liking this tower more and more each day.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #210
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It looks Mini compared to the spire!
i can't wait for this one to be built, it will look great in the skyline
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #211
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Shouldn't it be Waldorf=Astoria? They use a double hyphen, which isn't the same as a 'equals sign'.
I am aware of some of the history of them in their original NYC incarnation, with the originally separate companies and their next door hotel buildings that were physically merged - later to be torn down to build the ESB, so an '=' does make sense to me.

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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #212
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That model hardly looks 1,109 feet to me.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #213
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That's what happens when you put it next to the 2,000' Spire.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #214
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I wouldn't be surprised that the floor count would be revised to a more logical number in future, because it would seem it is just not tall enough to contain that number. That said, in most places this would be a huge building, but it is Chicago.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #215
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more logical??? what is not logical with 100 floors for a 338m tower?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #216
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because look how thin it gets towards the top, and there's gotta be room for machinery and other facilities. 338 meters actually makes it shorter than the Aon. However, if floors to go all they way up to the most slender bit, yeah.. it could be possible.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #217
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I get that a twist on top = more rooms with a lake view = LOTS more $$$, but it seems strange to me that it's twisting away from the lake.

I don't know why this is bothering me but it's very strange. Any good reasons for why it's better to twist this way instead of the other way? Sure you get a better view in toward the river/loop from the S facing windows, but they lose lake/harbor views at the mouth of the river (and are blocked off from seeing the spire). It seems like a N facing would be better for upper floor condos which seems strange to me. Wouldn't you want to maximize the river+lake views to get the most out of the high rent condos?



EDIT - Of course, depending on how thin the building is above the twist point who knows how many condos there will be per floor or if they might run from one side to the other *drool*
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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #218
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I really hope this gets built. America's economy is shit right now, but with Waldorf Astoria backing the project - it should get built.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #219
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very nice shape
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Old October 16th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #220
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I really wish it was taller. But I guess when compared to the spire it looks a lot smaller.
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