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Old Posted Nov 12, 2018, 11:52 PM
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YAY! Let's turn it into a las vegas attraction! because capitalism...

So sick of these tacky observation decks being tacked on these sort of buildings.
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601W Companies’ $185M Aon Center observation deck pitch earns blessing of key alderman




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why did anyone think this would be a good idea
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Do it on the Trump Tower, don't ruin this building.
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the theme park-iazation of chicago architecture continues... what's next, a rollercoaster inside the thompson center? skiing down first national?
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I'm not a fan of this at all. Aon center is beautiful. Reminds me a lot of the original WTC tower 2, just smaller.
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If they would just leave those columns alone and not mess with Aon's looks, I'd be much happier about this.
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We are so spoiled to have a building this beautiful going up and it'll still probably only be my fifth favorite supertall in the city... Well, fourth after they bastardize the Aon Center with their amusement park rides and glass elevator shafts
Quite a bit off topic, but can we please protest the Aon Center additions? The integrity of the tower will be destroyed with this odd angled glass prism sticking out of the corner.. shame
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I'm not too crazy about the addition to Aon either, but on the bright side, this tower the most bland of our supertalls, so the views [I]from it[I] will be spectacular. Aon is striking, yes, especially from below, but it's really just a big tall rectangle. It offers wonderful views of the more appealing towers our city has to offer, which I'm quite excited to experience again.
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I'm not too crazy about the addition to Aon either, but on the bright side, this tower the most bland of our supertalls, so the views [I]from it[I] will be spectacular. Aon is striking, yes, especially from below, but it's really just a big tall rectangle. It offers wonderful views of the more appealing towers our city has to offer, which I'm quite excited to experience again.
you could say "its just a big tall rectangle" about any building from the past 100 years. what made this particular big tall rectangle stand out was precisely what will be lost when you start duck taping water slides and go kart tracks onto the side of it

i think its easy to take the Aon for granted because its not a trendy shiny curtain walled gemstone, but in the same way a granite mountain boldly and without pretense announces its timeless presence and dosent demand affirmation (is simply "IS"), so too does this building. i think any love for what made the WTC great could just as easily apply to this design. but here i thought the antenna that got tacked on several years back was a big enough sin...

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^That antenna pisses me off too. I’ve always day dreamed of an ESB-esque spire/crown atop the Aon. Maybe someday, when I’m president.
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Plan Commission/ DPD twitter feed

Lots of good stuff from the plan commission yesterday including the controversial (at least on here) Aon observation deck.

https://twitter.com/ChicagoDPD

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Old Posted Dec 21, 2018, 2:55 PM
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Aon Observation Deck

This is gonna be wild. It looks like when the elevators are not in use, it'll be difficult to see the rails/new glass. I'm not a fan of the facade revisions but at least it activates another unused part of our wonderful cityscape.

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This is gonna be wild. I'm not a fan of the facade revisions but at least it activates another unused part of our wonderful cityscape.


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For a hot second I thought "what the hell is that weird structure they added to the -- oh that's the Sears Tower, nevermind, move along, nothing to see here."
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Ewwww, that looks like utter poop, hope that doesn't go through.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2018, 6:38 PM
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This is so disgusting. This building gets to be raped because some New Yorker wants to siphon money with a tacky observation deck. Utterly disappointing.
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As ugly as it might be, I'm so desperately excited to be able to gawk up there. The views will likely be the best in the city. Better than Hancock. So while I wish the elevator were in the core, and that the verticality was maintained on the pillars at the roof, I almost want to give that up just so I can have that view.
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I believe that it is an excellent news that a public observatory will be up there and about the panoramic elevators , I believe, will be the highest in America, even more fabulous news. Nor should we dramatize about the project and see only negative things; I do not think that by placing two panoramic elevators, the façade will change much, actually the elevators will go through the back, so the view of the building from the park, which is what is usually photographed, does not will be altered. so the project seems great to me. I can't wait to go up there¡¡
the terraces look fabulous. If I'm not mistaken, it will be the only observatory in Chicago with access to the outdoors. It would be even more fabulous, if they could do as in the twin towers, an automatic staircase, to go to the roof, and make a terrace for public ,completely outdoors, as at the south tower in Manhattan, then it would be unsurpassed, a success¡¡¡ There would be lines to go up there. I'm sure.
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