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Old Posted Oct 25, 2005, 8:59 PM
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"I wouldn't feel safe having my broadcasting equipment on that tower"

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This one for Steely. . . something sorta like this?

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I think its kind of ugly. If they need antennas they should just build 7SD.
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^^ yeah troy, something like that. if Tall Tower were gonna go right on the river bank, though, it would have to move a wee bit farther north, closer to fordham.
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Wow, If Trump and Waterview were added to that above image, it would frame out the river awesomely.
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I'm still wondering what Trump is going to do for his exterior lighting. He better have something pretty cool.
     
     
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Steely, a bit better the second time? Maybe still a bit too far. (Edited in a comparison above.)
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^yeah, now you're on the trolley!

what a wicked river mouth gateway that pair would make! damn!
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Man- that is right out of Star Wars. Imagine what kind of lighting effects and shit you could do with such a gateway.
     
     
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That would be immensely wicked for sure.
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Did you guys see this on Archidose???

     
     
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^^ thanks spyguy, i don't hate the location of this tower as much as i initally did.
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im really liking this thing.
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^^ Nor do I actually.


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For the sake of the skyline this is certainly impressive.

But the 2000 footer proposals seem somewhat similar in shape in Chicago, whether it be 7SD, Project 2000, and this.
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Haha. Lynn Becker gave us a shoutout:

The Beitler tower is less a building than a gargatuan piece of infrastructure. Placed amidst the railyards in a city or a suburb, it would be a marvel of engineering. Placed in the heart of Chicago's downtown, it's merely an eyesore. It's a throwback to the days when cities trashed their downtowns by stuffing them beneath the dark shadows of elevated expressways. It's hard to see the general public embracing this proposal. Even on an architecture forum like skyscraperpage.com, where there's usually unbridled enthusiasm for anything tall, discussion over the Beitler tower has been markedly cool.


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Unbridled enthusiasm...I enjoyed how she made us look like a bunch narrow-minded idiots and that we just accept any piss-poor design that is tall.
     
     
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Unbridled enthusiasm...I enjoyed how she made us look like a bunch narrow-minded idiots and that we just accept any piss-poor design that is tall.
well, if you were an outsider who did not share our same level of passion for reaching the sky, it would be an easy conclusion to reach.

i, however, am more interested in this tower for its malevolent soul, than i am in its height. it's been decades since chicago has maliciously erected anything with a straightforward aura of evil and doom, and as a fan of the dark side, i say it's high time we change our current track record of "pleasantness".
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oh you beat me spyguy. damn you to Mordor!!! :nuts:
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