Oh my dog. These buildings look amazing. :happy:
Big new plans for Chicago’s old main post office
By DAVID ROEDER
Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2013
Bill Davies, the secretive British investor who wants to redevelop the old Chicago Main Post Office, is making a new bid for credibility with revised plans for the massive building that straddles Congress Parkway.
His latest proposal, which got its first airing at a community meeting Tuesday night, calls for making the federally landmarked building a mostly residential and parking complex and the centerpiece for surrounding hotel rooms, stores and offices.
Davies has hired Chicago architect Joseph Antunovich of Antunovich Associates to craft the plans for a first phase of 5.2 million square feet, more than what’s in Willis Tower. It would include a 1,000-foot-tall building east of the post office, and a later phase envisions a tower that would top Willis in height...
Read more: http://www.chicagogrid.com/news/dave-roeder-post-office-plans/
Its only about 2-3 blocks away from willis on the side away from the other supertalls. Right now Im not that impressed with the design but it just might be because its a drawing. I do hope it wont have any antenas, willis already took those. If indeed it is 2000ft to the roof we could have a building second only to the Burj:banana:^Well since 1WTC will be finished before anything else gets off the ground, 1WTC
I have a few questions about this building though:
I know that it'll be at the site of the post office, but where exactly is that in Chicago? (In relation to Willis, Trump, Aon and John?)
Also, is it 2000 to the roof or the antennas? The article on page 2 said 2000 to the roof, but that means that the antennas would surpass 2000, which could cause some problems with the FAA
Either way, I am very excited for this and hope it gets going. I remember someone else on this forum saying that "Chicago would be mad that 1WTC is ending their city's 40 year reign as city with the tallest building, and would build something else taller then 1WTC"... Looks like that guy was right ^.^
Oh, interesting, now I see why those antennas in the Dakotas are so tall!It will be to the west of the Willis Tower, across the Chicago River.
FAA rules allow an exception for a structure of any reasonable height built in an area away from flight paths and that can demonstrate a value to the public. Ornamental crowns don't meet that standard but broadcast antennas do.
Seattle could use a monster of that magnitudeIt's a shame all these great buildings never get built due to lack of funds. If I were Bill Gates, I would build a 2000 story 3000 foot fall building as microsoft headquarters/his private mansion on the top floors. That would be so epic.
Uh... a foot and a half per floor ? Gee , that sounds like a great plan .It's a shame all these great buildings never get built due to lack of funds. If I were Bill Gates, I would build a 2000 story 3000 foot fall building as microsoft headquarters/his private mansion on the top floors. That would be so epic.
typo lol:nuts:Uh... a foot and a half per floor ? Gee , that sounds like a great plan .
The Willis Tower's antennae will fry occupants with its radiation, LMAO. Get serious.