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Old Posted Jul 10, 2012, 5:30 AM
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It's been mentioned before, but the building is in serious need of maintenance! Why are they letting this much beloved landmark get so run down?
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2012, 6:03 AM
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Read one page back. It does not need to be painted. It only needs a powerwash.

That is the finish and will be for many many years.
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It's good to see the sun reach the north face of JHC near the summer solstice

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Old Posted Jul 11, 2012, 3:39 AM
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Read one page back. It does not need to be painted. It only needs a powerwash.

That is the finish and will be for many many years.
I did read it--a power wash and resealing as needed, but my question is why don't they do it? The tower looks worse all the time. I remember seeing it built and going up to the observatory with two high school friends right after it opened, so I have some perspective here.
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such a stunning building...i wonder why this design has not been copied much.....
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It is such a unique building. A brute and beauty at the same time.
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i find this building so..ugly...sorry to those who find it great, i think its one of the ugliest ive ever seen
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such a stunning building...i wonder why this design has not been copied much.....
Perhaps the yet to be constructed 3WTC if the cross-brace design is kept.
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such a stunning building...i wonder why this design has not been copied much.....
this isn't a direct copy of JHC or anyhting, but the strongly expressed diagonal cross bracing had to have at least taken a little inspiration from JHC.


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Without a doubt, my favorite in Chicago! It's just too bad that in many of the skyline shots from the area near the museum it is almost unnoticeable. Guess that says a lot about Chicago that a building like this can disappear in the concrete jungle.
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the only time I was in Chicago I was so excited about finally seeing all these great buildings including this tower and it rained the whole time I was there
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That sucks. This summer was one of Chicago's clearest and most beautiful. Brutally hot though...
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here are some shots from that wet visit


312_31264995945_383_n copy by Ceva321, on Flickr

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from top of The Sears Tower


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yours truly



312_31264980945_9494_n copy by Ceva321, on Flickr
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Imagine how tall it would be if the tapered sides met at a point...
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Not the best quality, but I still like it.

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