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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 2:06 AM
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I kind of like it. You could call it tacky, but it's pretty well-proportioned and detailed and it would definitely be a landmark.
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Well, it will be built in China town so I think it would fit nicely.

Otherwise it would be weird.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 2:37 AM
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I like it. It is very unique to most areas in America. Being somewhat a high-rise makes it even more intresting.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 2:42 AM
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Not a bigfan, the pagoda style should be limited to pagodas, specifically lowrises. It reminds me of early American skyscrapers when there was no clear design direction.
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I'm imagining broad wings like that of a phoenix spreading themselves from the sides with a tail of a massive whale poking out of the rear.


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I think that how this turns out really depends on what materials they use and how closely the facade work matches that of the diagram. It could be a somewhat tasteful building with an interesting, high-rise pagoda design, but it could also end up as a gaudy, cheaply built monstrosity.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 3:10 AM
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It is very unique to most areas in America. .
Unique to metro areas without a true China Town, which I would guess is ,most areas in America.

Good point, but it is not out of scale where this one is going up.
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I think that if a building is gonna be tacky, why not be insane tacky? This thing is gonna look SO bad, it will awesome. And why shouldn't China Town look like Disney Land? Why I first saw I laughed and was like 'YES'! So yeah... It's fine, whatever.
But where is this going? Can you show me on a map?
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It's really cool.....I love it! I wish we had it in our chinatown.
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It's rare for this part of the world, but it's essentially PoMo. If you like PoMo, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't.
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it's very cartoony..this is going in chinatown? from the first rendering I woudl'nt think so...those people are so not chinese
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 10:15 AM
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But where is this going? Can you show me on a map?
I believe it's on the sw corner of Clark St. & Archer Ave. against the railroad r.o.w.
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would fit nicely in Dubai or in a Chinese city but in Chicago : no thanks
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Vegas could probably pull it off obviously as a themed casino, a few other cities with bustling China towns.. ie.. Sisco/Couver it could be interesting... however, not for it personally.. not there anyway..

But tip the hat for thinking out side the box... just a little too far out imo..
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 1:41 PM
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Depends on quality of materials
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It's a very silly design but...why not, it is Chinatown after all.
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I'd like it even more if they built the buildings behind it as shown in the first rendering. . . but otherwise it will be a gaudy landmark to Chicago's Chinatown. . . but the shoe surely fits in this case. . .
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Looks really good. It will be a great addition to Chinatown.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 9:45 PM
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It looks better than most of the other buildings that try to look like that.
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Is it just me or is the perspective off in the first rendering?
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