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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #61
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I think this tower is going to be between 450m to 510m..
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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:57 AM   #62
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does the concrete "trim" seem to be too wide at the top?

kinda ruins the sleek knife shape i think... and it wastes window space...
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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #63
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For me, it's too early to either like it or dislike it. In a more positive note, it is incredible to picture the Chicago River area in a few years with this proposal, CS, Trump Tower, and Waterview, what a city!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #64
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need more renders.
when possible.

Forza Chicago
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Old September 28th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #65
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Nice tower....
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #66
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Geez. Where in the hell did this come from? We usually get some type of notice with these things.

Will wait for more renderings before concrete judgment is made. Does look very promising though. I was expecting something around 70 floors with Carley. Wont complain.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #67
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Chicago is back! This proyect is awesome.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #68
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Chicago is back! This proyect is awesome.
Chicago never left...i mean look on a map, its always been there.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #69
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Simply gorgeous... lucky ****ers.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #70
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Beautiful. Happy to say I could be living there to see this thing built.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #71
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more pictures! I demand more pictures! :-D
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Old September 28th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #72
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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
People, I don't think that's going to look like SWFC at all! There seems to be a twist in that building.

edit: In fact, it does. Notice to the far left of the render, you can see a wall that twists into about the mid point. From there, I'm guessing thats what the lower part of the top back end is.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #73
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Honestly, this is getting absurd. Chicago is beyond supersaturated with all these proposals, there's just no way that city can sustain this type of growth... Don't take this the wrong way, but without a bottomless reserve of black gold from which to draw unlimited funds, how many of these projects will really see the light of day?

The merits of common sense are often ignored by many an impatient person. The vulnerable mind tends to immerses itself in a series of stimulating images and fantastical (however unrealistic) possibilities. These people are called daydreamers. For better or worse, an unusual number of these daydreamers seem to be concentrated in Chicago.

Granted, you can't blame anyone for getting excited about these proposals because they're presented as future truths. But if the 1980's taught us anything about Chicago's undying drive to penetrate the sky in spectacular fashion, it would be to sell short (now) when the skies are no longer recognized as the final frontier.


As they say, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

If not, more power to ya, Chi-town.

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Old September 28th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #74
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Chicago's skyline is going to be something very different in the next few years. I was looking at pictures from the early 90's to present day and boy the skyline has changed some. Something like this would only make it better and unique. But, until there are cassons and drilling equipment on-site I wouldn't get too excited just yet.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #75
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Honestly, this is getting absurd. Chicago is beyond supersaturated with all these proposals, there's just no way that city can sustain this type of growth... Don't take this the wrong way, but without a bottomless reserve of black gold from which to draw unlimited funds, how many of these projects will really see the light of day?

The merits of common sense are often ignored by many an impatient person. The vulnerable mind tends to immerses itself in a series of stimulating images and fantastical (however unrealistic) possibilities. These people are called daydreamers. For better or worse, an unusual number of these daydreamers seem to be concentrated in Chicago.

Granted, you can't blame anyone for getting excited about these proposals because they're presented as future truths. But if the 1980's taught us anything about Chicago's undying drive to penetrate the sky in spectacular fashion, it would be to sell short (now) when the skies are no longer recognized as the final frontier.

with fantastic mental images the fantasyland than face the mundane and ugly truths that pervade our everyday lives.

As they say, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

If not, more power to ya, Chi-town.
Well, that was negative wasn't it? What do you mean when you ask how many of these projects will really see the light of day? Virtually all of 'these projects' have already broken ground. Aside from this, the Mandarin and Park Michigan I don't see alot of unstarted projects. Certainly not in relation to the ones already U/C.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #76
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Based on all these fancy proposals, one could stand to reason that Chicago and Dubai are the two hottest cities on the planet at the present moment.

Dubai's artificial growth at least makes sense. Their developments are backed by the complete faith and trust of a starry-eyed government that wants to write blank checks to achieve urban acceptance as an elite international business presence.

Chicago, on the other hand... what explains the endless explosion of vertical growth in the Windy City? What makes them so different from NYC, LA, Philly, Boston, Miami and Vegas?

The Spire seems like dumb luck. What are the chances that an Irish-born underachiever spends a couple years of his young adult life in a city like Chicago, then goes back home to his native land and somehow makes himself into a multi-millionaire overnight and inexplicably dedicates his mission in life to the restoration of a failed fantasy first envisioned by a daydreamer called Carley. What are the chances? Seems lucky to me, but the end result is all that really matters. I just wonder how much of this is real and how much is fantasy. It just doesn't seem feasible to me.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #77
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wow talk about crapping on someones parade.

what fancy proposals are you talking about?...there are only a few proposals that arent already under construction...and if something is UC it will get done eventually.

Chicago is growing, just accept it.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #78
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OMG...Chicago is going to the extreme
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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #79
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Don't ya love it!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #80
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Here's the location, BTW:

It's only the southern part of the parcel, though. Green boxes represent Trump and Spire.
A minor nit, but isn't most of the Spire's footprint north of North Water St in that block?

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