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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #481
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Via www.worldarchitecturenews.com

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Twisting development offers new symbol for the Chicago’s skyline

A city of skyscrapers and host to the world’s tallest building for 24 years, The Sears Tower, until Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers stole that crown in 1998, Chicago is a city that strives for vertical elegance in design. And in 2009 this battle will endure with the groundbreaking of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residential Tower.

The tower, designed by DeStefano & Partners, is contrived to compliment and not overshadow the Chicago skyline. Despite reaching 1,100ft high with over 100 floors when complete, the tower will take second standing to the mighty Sears Towers, respectfully holding back and allowing the Chicago landmark its stature.

The design itself presents a simple structure of glass and steel, which will taper smoothly into the sky asymmetrically, creating the illusion of a twisting figure. The shaft of the tower will rise from the slender base to what appears to be a wider scalpel shaped summit, giving the construction a winding, rotating impression, as if it has drilled itself graciously into Chicago’s landscape. The building was designed to adhere to the current trend in Chicagoan architecture where taller thinner buildings are favoured to shorter buildings providing the same square footage, because the slender fabrications block fewer views.

Included in the €450million tower will be 325 hotel rooms, 367 condominium residences and an 11,000 sq ft ballroom accompanied by a variety of smaller conference suites. The base of the building will also contain a variety of banquet facilities, meeting rooms, and restaurants, along with a private car parking garage capable of holding 772 vehicles, all of which will be located underground to maximize open space at the foot of the tower for the local population. The tower is set to take three years to construct with completion in 2012.

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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #482
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Amazing new renders, amazing design!!

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Old October 17th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #483
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Very beautiful, but a little too similar to Swfc IMO
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #484
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Wow, just wonderful.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #485
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I hope this finds a way, I hope this finds a way
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #486
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Very beautiful, but a little too similar to Swfc IMO
all it needs is the trapezium hole at the top
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #487
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You gotta love Chicago for keeping building such elegant and classy buildings. (Trump, Spire, Waldorf=Astoria)

I hope the constructions starts A.S.A.P.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #488
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chicago spire is a must for this, they go together like 2 peas in a pod
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #489
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chicago spire is a must for this, they go together like 2 peas in a pod

yes they do, but the chances are slim of the spire.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #490
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amazing new renders!!!! stunning
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #491
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It looks fantastic!
Congrats Chicago!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #492
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question is will it get built in this market?
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #493
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wow! the quality of the rendering is AMAZING!! hope it gets built!
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #494
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The renders look amazing! The design is very good, though it's very very similar to the SWFC, but that's ok since there isn't any other building in Chicago with a similar "twisting" design .
If build it'll definetily provide a great addition to Chicago's skyline, and IMO with CS will become the new focal point in Chicago's skyline.
The only problem i see in getting this built is the current financial crisis and economic recession America is experiencing, which means that financing by banks might not be guaranteed.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #495
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Sorry but thats almost a exact copy of SWFC .

For the rest very nice designed!


The tower is set to take three years to construct with completion in 2012. I dont no they will buildt it???
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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #496
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1,100 ft or 1,265ft?
The article says 1,100ft
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Sorry but thats almost a exact copy of SWFC .
You know there has been skyscrapers that followed the same concept before SWFC.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #498
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nice tower...very much like the SWFC without the void at the top
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Old October 18th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #499
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Before too many people say this is a copy of SWFC
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Old October 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #500
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Before too many people say this is a copy of SWFC
but it looks, just a bit similar don't you think?...but thats not bad...it doesn't have that dodgy gap at the top! so it BETTER!!!
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