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Alright people, the whole complex is here, and thiner 2000 footer..Don't forget that this is NOT final design..Those are just placeholders..If you look closely you can see that those smaller towers are actually smaller copies of the main tower, only without the antennas..I'm wondering what will be the final design IF this goes ahead..











 
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It's huge. it reminds me of that gouvernment complex in some small US city...forgot the name :bash:...but it also looks very vertical and very nice.

Great work on the model :)
 

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wow very nice render. those smaller towers look like they could be around the ~800-900ft range maybe? this is a cool project. just wish the base wasnt so bulky.
About 1000 footers..As far as I noticed..But as I sad, there will be a lot of redesigning because those things are only placeholders..
 
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dino, what do you think the odds of this being built are? like a 1/x ratio. id personally say 1/50. i think the odds are slim, but im hoping for the best.
Well, I'm not familiar with development in Chicago, but I have to agree that all those articles have point and evidences of what they sayin'..I believe that something will be built, but the question is what, when and how big..At the end, this is just a huge optimistic vision for now, and a lot of changes will be made before this get U/C..I stay optimistic and hope that things will go well..We'll see..I'd give it 10% of chances to get built with some main changes..But I'd rather wait to see the design and some detail about contractor and investor..:cheers:
 
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A little render i made. The antennas are there, just not visible from this angle.

http://i54.tinypic.com/29vjm0l.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/rvvwp3.jpg
Oh my! If this one have any chance to look anything close to this it will be a hell of an awesome tower. It's great that US finally gets some project of the worlds top league. And I also think this one will fit the Chicago skyline much better than Chicago Spire would. Lets hope this project is serious and will go forward :cheers:

Btw, great renders Sir ;)
 

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damn the comparisons between this and willis makes the tallest building in america look fucking small
 
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I do hope that this goes to become more then a proposal. But why this location, on the edge of town (and right next to Willis too). In my humble opinion, this building (and by extension, any of those other 2000 footers) would look better in the middle of the city, to have a more powerful effect.

Putting these 2000 footers on the edge of the city kind of "shifts" the focus of the skyline to whichever direction the building is, and makes for a weird lopsided effect.

Just my two cents.
 

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^^ Agree. Good thing is that they at least plan to build those "small" towers to balance the skyline a bit. But still if this thing build with the proposed location there should be build more towers south from the Old Post Tower in the future making a nice transition to the lowrises. That would take some time and surely change the city completely moving the center to the south.
 

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this building would totally raise CHicagos CAHTT score back to second tallest skyline
 
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wow those are nice looking. do you think you could make a render that encompasses this tower and part/all of chicago's current skyline?
Hey thanks! You mean place it in a photo? I don't know if i'm capable of that. I'm not experienced with composition.

I reuploaded the images (1, 2), tinypic recompressed them terribly which i didn't see because i had cached versions in my browser.

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Wow it's huuuge!
 
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