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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 12:48 AM
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 4:00 AM
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Great set, Harry

Really can’t wait to see how the glass color variation comes out. So far I’m a fan
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:21 PM
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Referring back at this image from page 236, it seems the top of the final frustum tapers less -- I assume that would be the parapet screen?
Good catch, which I never noticed before. I kind of like the idea of no taper at the top. Gives it more a feel of a crown. The E and W sides of the shortest setback also don’t taper, so this ties the building together nicely.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:57 PM
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Anyone know how many more feet before TO? It appears to only have about a floor left or so.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:31 PM
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Good catch, which I never noticed before. I kind of like the idea of no taper at the top. Gives it more a feel of a crown. The E and W sides of the shortest setback also don’t taper, so this ties the building together nicely.
Perhaps that is how a taller crown could be incorporated in a less jarring way that we have experimented with previously.

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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:50 PM
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I'd say leave this one to Gang.....those new versions look like an EPT
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Good catch, which I never noticed before. I kind of like the idea of no taper at the top. Gives it more a feel of a crown. The E and W sides of the shortest setback also don’t taper, so this ties the building together nicely.
As has been pointed out before, the top two frustums do taper, but are much taller than the lower frustums so the taper is less drastic.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:48 PM
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^That's not what we are referring to. r18tdi noted the 20' crown, which begins at EL 1,171', is not tapered.
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saw this in person on a walk today. The glass really picks up the sky colors when it is sort of overcast

I think the darker shaded areas are going to register as more blue, and the shades that progress lighter look greener. The lightest shade was almost gray-green today
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 10:21 PM
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^That's not what we are referring to. r18tdi noted the 20' crown, which begins at EL 1,171', is not tapered.
Yeah I see it now that all the posts on this page are loaded lol. I think I opened this page earlier in the day and then didn't see others had posted before I replied.

Interesting that the crown does that. Are there 2 floors that go strictly vertical at each joint in the frustums?
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I'd say leave this one to Gang.....those new versions look like an EPT
Agreed
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Viewed from the west, Vista has transformed how the eye perceives the skyline. It was peak at Hancock, peak at Trump, peak at Aon, peak at Sears. Now it's a flat plateau in the middle, the eye doesn't drop down as it scans across the top.
Interesting how different it feels looking out at the city.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 8:07 PM
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saw this in person on a walk today. The glass really picks up the sky colors when it is sort of overcast

I think the darker shaded areas are going to register as more blue, and the shades that progress lighter look greener. The lightest shade was almost gray-green today
Agreed. I habit been out here in a couple weeks, but the last few times I was there, I noticed the glass gradation looks/photographs better when it's overcast as opposed to when it's clear/sunny out. Wonder how that will effect final photos...
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 9:21 PM
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Some photos I took from the riverwalk. Sorry for poor mobile quality. Looked like they were installing and testing the opening windows on the lower floors of the west tower.

EDIT: Sorry, I can't figure out how to make these images reasonably-sized... anyone know?

https://i.imgur.com/JCgZ1px.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/T10GXml.jpg

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:04 PM
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Some photos I took from the riverwalk. Sorry for poor mobile quality. Looked like they were installing and testing the opening windows on the lower floors of the west tower.

EDIT: Sorry, I can't figure out how to make these images reasonably-sized... anyone know?

https://i.imgur.com/JCgZ1px.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/T10GXml.jpg
since this is second time i've seen this question within this thread, i feel the need to mention that you can actually edit the image size within imgur right after you upload it
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Viewed from the west, Vista has transformed how the eye perceives the skyline. It was peak at Hancock, peak at Trump, peak at Aon, peak at Sears. Now it's a flat plateau in the middle, the eye doesn't drop down as it scans across the top.
Interesting how different it feels looking out at the city.
I wish I could get back more, but coming in once a year to Chicago provides a noticeable change in perspective when looking at the skyline. I look forward to seeing your description on my next trip. Driving north on Lake Shore Drive this past October was different than past years thanks to Vista.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 5:25 PM
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nice pics victor! love the wave shot

did they remove the scaffolding from the blow thru floor? it looks clean up there! I wonder what the wind temp is....
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