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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #421
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congrats chicago, already very soon chicago will have 3 towers with over 100 floors
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Old June 21st, 2008, 02:12 AM   #422
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finally. can't wait for also this beauty to go up. it will compliment the spire perfectly, and the skyline will be even more amazing.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 04:35 AM   #423
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Great News If true! Any articles or a source?
Well, I was there and spoke in favor of the project.

I hope my word is enough...

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Old June 21st, 2008, 05:11 AM   #424
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The first rendering suggests the glass on the ''sexy" curved side will be quite generic.
If it's anything like the image sent from BVictor I think it would be an absolute beauty. Normally it would be boring but imo there is something about seeing that glass going straight up the entire face of the building with that nice curve and nothing to snag your eye with that really makes this building amazing. That is something you don't see too much of anymore. So simple, yet elegant and definately world class. Congrats Chicago!
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Old June 21st, 2008, 06:52 AM   #425
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Wow I am sooo excited for this project to start!
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Old June 21st, 2008, 08:04 AM   #426
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Wow I am sooo excited for this project to start!
As am I, however I don't think we'll see groundbreak until early 2010 probably:

"The plan commission action sends each proposal to the City Council for final approval. Construction will depend on financing and sales."
http://www.suntimes.com/business/101...ral20a.article
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 12:36 AM   #427
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goood for chicago; congratulation
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 01:50 AM   #428
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WHEWWWWWW! This is such an amazing relief. I was hopin and prayin for this tower for way too long, and now, i can relax. A great day all around. well, except the sox lost.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:48 AM   #429
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My Sketchup model for Waldorf Astoria Tower. Its unfinished yet. I will add texture.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...76&prevstart=0

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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:26 AM   #430
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Almost unbelievable. 107 floors in 386 meter
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:46 AM   #431
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not that special . remember: John Hancock has 100fl at 344m
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 12:53 PM   #432
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Wow
another great addition to chicagos beautiful skyline
does anyone have like a map or photo showing exactly where this tower would be in relation to CS and just the entire skyline?
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 04:15 PM   #433
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:38 AM   #434
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The ranking of Trump and Waldorf need to be reversed in the diagram.

No matter how much people here might hate spires, they count, and the spire on Trump Tower will count making it about 100' taller than Waldorf.

These aren't my rules, that's just the way it is.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 08:31 AM   #435
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I think that he's going by the structures' roof heights, something that is more easily recognized by the public.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:57 PM   #436
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why there is this sign of equality betwen Waldorf and Astoria. SHould it be Waldorf-Astoria?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:04 PM   #437
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not that special . remember: John Hancock has 100fl at 344m
well its actual quite special, its going to be taller the John Hancock!!!!!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:13 PM   #438
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why there is this sign of equality betwen Waldorf and Astoria. SHould it be Waldorf-Astoria?
I think it's something like a double hyphen, not an equals sign.
(correct me if I'm wrong about this)
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:38 PM   #439
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Waldorf=Astoria is the official name of the company.

BTW that question was asked and answered for thousand times.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:48 PM   #440
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well its actual quite special, its going to be taller the John Hancock!!!!!
i meant the floors
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