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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #101
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This is the most important line in the article

"We don't want to settle for anything less than fantastic architecture," she said



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This article mentions a height of 1,100ft (335m):

A kid bro in Spire's shadow
DEVELOPMENT | Carley floats idea for hotel tower in Streeterville


September 28, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER [email protected]

...At about 1,100 feet, the building would be shorter than such skyline titans as the John Hancock Center or even the new Trump Tower. But it would command attention and be only a couple of blocks from the proposed spire, a 2,000-foot composition of celebrity architect Santiago Calatrava...

http://www.suntimes.com/business/578...uild28.article
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Old September 29th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #102
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I wonder if this thing is really going to get built.

Im crossing fingers.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:31 AM   #103
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Only time shall confirm our hopes...
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #104
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A Waldorf!!! that's great, though it will never match the nostalgia of New York's, this is great news nonetheless.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #105
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This is fantastic, yet another supertall in Chicago! there are 3 under construction and know this one as well. I wonder what the view will be like years from now when looking from the west at Trump, Waterview, the Spire and now this one. It will be out standing!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #106
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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.
In terms of buildings over 500 feet tall, the 2 hottest cities IN THE WORLD are Dubai, and Miami. Miami has 24 buildings over 500 feet tall under construction.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #107
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September 28, 2007

Here are two panoramic shots from the site today. Nothing really special, just a parking lot currently.

Looking north-northeast


Looking northwest. Trump Tower is on the far left.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #108
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im glad another surface lot is being replaced! i wish they would do this in nashville!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #109
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Oh, it's that lot! Wonderful, in a decade's time, I won't walk out of AMC straight into an eyesore.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #110
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excellent, the less car parks the better!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #111
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excellent, the less car parks the better!
unless someone is trying to find somewhere to park downtown, which is like... i donno, ALL THE TIME.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #112
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Hopefully by next summer they will be tearing up that parking lot and getting ready to make way for the Waldorf!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #113
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In terms of buildings over 500 feet tall, the 2 hottest cities IN THE WORLD are Dubai, and Miami. Miami has 24 buildings over 500 feet tall under construction.
Miami is a well kept secret. Yes it's number two in skyscraper (150m+) construction with 27 (according to SSP) being built, only the out of control city of Dubai is building more with .. wait for it ... 122 under construction!

Ok here's the table (scrapers under construction 150 meters or above)

122 Dubai
27 Miami
19 Shanghai
18 Chicago
17 Moscow
16 Chongqing
16 Guangzhou
16 New York
14 Kuwait
14 Shenzhen
13 Nanjing
8 Hong Kong

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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #114
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In fairness Shanghai, Chongqing, etc probably have way more under construction than what emporis says. Just look at the amount of buildings listed for those cities in the first place. 1000 for Shanghai? 500 for Chongqing?
There are probably tons of those res towers you see all over China being built at any one time in those cities.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #115
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wow, didn't know that miami has so much skyscrapers UC at the moment
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #116
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I think Emporis is kinda unbiased with their numbers. Plus, there are only few foreigners using their site so the numbers are not totally accurate.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #117
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If anyone has better numbers, please say. Because of reporting the total number of highrises may be low for China, but the number of skyscrapers (over 150 meters) should be better.

More numbers from SSP

skyscrapers:.....US.......China

built...............586........491
u/c................111........158

Total..............697........649
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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #118
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SSP numbers would be even more inaccurate.
China is so large and the amount of Chinese contributors on emporis is nothing compared to those in Europe and North America so we have very incomplete databases for those cities. Another thing is North American cities tend to have all the towers clustered in one area while in Chinese cities they're spread out throughout the entire city which makes it even more difficult to keep track of.

Anyway, I'd like to see some renders of this in the skyline.
Looks like that I-robot skyline's becoming somewhat of a reality (except for the dried up lake of course )
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Old September 29th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #119
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The tower isn't unfortunately as high as I expected :-S
Hoped for 500m+
But a great architecture and desgin! Congratulation to that!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #120
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100F and a flat roof...would be never over 500m
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