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i_am_hydrogen Jun 29, 2008 3:54 AM

CHICAGO | Chicago Spire | 610 M / 2,000 FT | 150 FLOORS | NEVER BUILT
 
Height: 2,000 ft
Floor count: 150
Location: East North Water and South Lake Shore Drive
Construction end:
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Development firm:


LINK TO LAST PAGE OF LAST THREAD

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4961/spireex1jd7.jpg
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7...nflargekm1.jpg
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9...assive4bt7.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8...larger2xy4.jpg
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7...rsionf2hc5.jpg
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2...rsionf3ix7.jpg
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5...rsionf4ay7.jpg
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6...nfmodelrn0.jpg
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8...fmodel2tt2.jpg
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5...alnightft3.jpg
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8650/csnewiv0.jpg
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3238/csnew2hl8.jpg
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8179/csnew3bt4.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...re_inside2.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...re_inside1.jpg
DuSable Park:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3...usable3jx7.jpg
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8...dusabletu6.jpg
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9...usable2pw2.jpg

Final version
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6...parkxu1ye0.jpg

JMO_0121 Jun 29, 2008 4:13 AM

Lets start out Fresh~
 
Nice new thread, Excelent renderings. Lets make this thread interesting and lets hope that in the lifetime of this thread a lot takes place. Lets not get off topic, and wish the best for The Spire. Wonderful buildings that will RE-Define Chicago's skyline, it will make us proud of being Chicagoans.:cheers:

FrancoRey Jun 29, 2008 4:47 AM

She's a beauty! I can't believe we've reached a new thread already for 10,000 posts on CS! I just can't wait for the real foundation pouring and construction to begin! :banana:

Rizzo Jun 29, 2008 4:48 AM

^ Agree, some of these give a nice clear perspective of what we'll be seeing surrounding the spire as well.

Mr Man Jun 29, 2008 4:48 AM

I can't belive the old thread got too big for its own good.:D

Rocket1 Jun 29, 2008 4:48 AM

Love that Calatrava bridge in the foreground of many of the drawings.

Hopefully we'll get lucky and they'll actually build the thing.

Fabb Jun 29, 2008 5:04 AM

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5...rsionf4ay7.jpg

The view of the base - size and proportions - gives no clue about the insane height of the tower. It could be a regular thousand footer or even less.
The base is not intimidating or overwhelming.
Calatrava did a good job.

JMO_0121 Jun 29, 2008 3:20 PM

I also love the bridge design, but how will it go about moving when sail ships try to go through the Chicago river? Seems like it could rotate sideways, but then again that would be odd? Can someone help me?

BVictor1 Jun 29, 2008 4:15 PM

Is it a requirement to begin new threads after a certain point?

BVictor1 Jun 29, 2008 4:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMO_0121 (Post 3642690)
I also love the bridge design, but how will it go about moving when sail ships try to go through the Chicago river? Seems like it could rotate sideways, but then again that would be odd? Can someone help me?


If ever built, it would be a swing bridge and pivot on it's axis toward DuSable Park.

theWatusi Jun 29, 2008 4:20 PM

yes, 10k posts is the limit.

NoSmallPlanner Jun 29, 2008 4:44 PM

Hopefully this is the interior of the lobby - has this been finalized?

If so, it's simply wonderful. Calatrava has stayed true to his 'nature' theme with this wonderul ribbed pattern that implies height, strength and yet delicacy at the same time. All in keeping with the overall philosophy of the building.

The more I see the building the more I like it.

NSP

harryc Jun 29, 2008 4:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoSmallPlanner (Post 3642773)
Hopefully this is the interior of the lobby - has this been finalized?

If so, it's simply wonderful. Calatrava has stayed true to his 'nature' theme with this wonderul ribbed pattern that implies height, strength and yet delicacy at the same time. All in keeping with the overall philosophy of the building.

The more I see the building the more I like it.

NSP

The ceiling moves - in waves.

Nowhereman1280 Jun 29, 2008 5:23 PM

^^^ And looks like the underside of a mushroom...

BVictor1 Jun 29, 2008 5:30 PM

Shouldn't this thread be Part something?

I have no idea what version this thread is...

photoLith Jun 29, 2008 6:02 PM

Like all apartment buildings with there be blinds for the windows or will they somehow conceal them so on the outside you cant tell if a blind is up or down. Thats what makes apartment buildings look kinda crappy because each window has blinds on it so the building looks broken up in the design if you know what i mean.

denizen467 Jun 29, 2008 6:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 3642831)
Shouldn't this thread be Part something?

I have no idea what version this thread is...

If you count from July 2005, it should probably be Volume (or "Part") 4 or 5 or something. Somebody could go back and check.

("Version" would be the wrong word because new versions replace older versions, rather than continue them.)

I think it's reasonable to count this as the continuation of the July 2005 project, even though the involvement of Kelleher, the name change to Chicago Spire, and the final massing design, didn't all come until 2006 or 2007. You can say those are lesser changes, compared with the basic project idea of a (i) twisting (ii) 2000-foot (iii) dwelling (iv) designed by Calatrava, at (v) 400/410 NLSD. Eliminating the hotel and podium, adding floors, and refining the design could be thought of as lesser changes.

Tacoma Boy Jun 29, 2008 7:10 PM

render
 
Hydrogen, those are some nice renders. Very classy way to start the new thread.

alsajano Jun 29, 2008 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280 (Post 3642820)
^^^ And looks like the underside of a mushroom...

:haha: I would like to be David the Gnome to live in this mushroom

Alliance Jun 29, 2008 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 3642831)
Shouldn't this thread be Part something?

I have no idea what version this thread is...

I think its part 7...or is it 6?


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