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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #161
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They forgot the hole in the top.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #162
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I'm kinda confused with the design. It looks like SWFC in one angle and totally different from other angle. I wonder if there is another angle with better information of the design?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #163
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Could anyone produce a quick rendering with the skyline, so we can judge how impactful it'll be. Please?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #164
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Old October 5th, 2007, 04:12 AM   #165
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OMG that is exactly like SWFC!!! other than SWFC is quite a bit taller and holeyer also!!!!

The one done by BVictor1 does not resemble SWFC, but it will be really exceptional if that is really what will be built there

STR's Spire is beautiful, excellent job!!
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #166
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Great renders STR and BVictor! They give us a great sence and feeling of how it would fit in Chicago's skyline.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:14 PM   #167
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STR, SpyGuy... Cheers!
Which sfotware was used for that workby the way?

Well... I don't know. I'll speak my mind once we have a decent photograph of a real model or something. Looks ok.
One thing is certain as I said before: it's getting crowded down there!

I don't Chicago well enough, so could someone tell me what the name of the area between Hancock and Spire/Trump/the river... is? Why is it 'underdevelopped' in terms of tall buildings? Waldorf would fit it the middle of THAT spot much better I think.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #168
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STR, SpyGuy... Cheers!
Which sfotware was used for that workby the way?

Well... I don't know. I'll speak my mind once we have a decent photograph of a real model or something. Looks ok.
One thing is certain as I said before: it's getting crowded down there!

I don't Chicago well enough, so could someone tell me what the name of the area between Hancock and Spire/Trump/the river... is? Why is it 'underdevelopped' in terms of tall buildings? Waldorf would fit it the middle of THAT spot much better I think.
the area is known as Streeterville/River North/Mag Mile. It has an interesting history, worth reading up on. The neighborhood has seen a steady increase in population and building for the last decade I'd say.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #169
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Thanks a lot for that! Well, this new building would fit there better I say.
Hopefully Trump will feel the need to prove his masculinity once again in that area soon.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #170
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Thanks a lot for that! Well, this new building would fit there better I say.
ummmmmmmmm......... that's exactly where this building will stand if built, right in the heart of south streeterville between trump and the spire a block north of the river.

where did you think the proposed location for this tower was?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #171
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I seriously hope the design gets changed before approval. As a long time lover of Chicago architecture, I'd hate to see the city get a building that looks so much like one of the other major skyscrapers in the world.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #172
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I seriously hope the design gets changed before approval. As a long time lover of Chicago architecture, I'd hate to see the city get a building that looks so much like one of the other major skyscrapers in the world.
why? You must not like aon or 2pru then either. There's nothing wrong with resembling another building. Besides, this building has a transform with a twist, whereas swfc is more of a straight up transform
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Old October 5th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #173
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why? You must not like aon or 2pru then either. There's nothing wrong with resembling another building. Besides, this building has a transform with a twist, whereas swfc is more of a straight up transform
Square boxes like Aon can't be avoided but SWFC is a new world icon and this thing looks too much like it. I'll wait to make my opinions until some good renders come out.
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Square boxes like Aon can't be avoided.
why not? Aon looks exactly like the old WTC in NYC but 20 floors less. I didnt mind. not sure if there is another building like it now in the world.

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but SWFC is a new world icon and this thing looks too much like it. I'll wait to make my opinions until some good renders come out.
i'm sure the design will be tweaked and what not. and swfc is a world away from chicago. and has some distinct differences. cant see how some find a way to complain about such a beautiful building.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #175
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I didn't say it isn't a beautiful design. The problem for ME is.....if it's built exactly like that, all I will ever be able to think of when I see it is SWFC. I realize this isn't a problem for the 99% of the world who doesn't pay attention to the world of skyscrapers outside their home city.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #176
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the shapes of this project and SWFC are actually quite different. this one will give the illusion of a twist in its north and south facades, whereas SWFC is a more straightforward transition form square base to razor edge top. the forms are a little bit similar, but there's more than enough difference to satisfy me.

and besides, i think this chicago one will be the superior of the two given it's torqued form.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #177
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i really don't know why it is such a big problem for you that this Proposed tower looks similar to the SWFC .
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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #178
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i really don't know why it is such a big problem for you that this Proposed tower looks similar to the SWFC .
I just very clearly explained it. If you still can't understand, that's your problem, not mine. Like I said it's MY opinion. You don't have to agree with it.
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I didn't say it isn't a beautiful design. The problem for ME is.....if it's built exactly like that, all I will ever be able to think of when I see it is SWFC. I realize this isn't a problem for the 99% of the world who doesn't pay attention to the world of skyscrapers outside their home city.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #180
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I just very clearly explained it. If you still can't understand, that's your problem, not mine. Like I said it's MY opinion. You don't have to agree with it.
calm down , of course it is your opinion .
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