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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Lukecuj View Post
This has to be the parking lot just north of NBC tower. Interesting because wasn't the lot just south of nBC tower on the river, a proposed Helmut Jahn tower. I know Beitler tower has an ice cube's chance in Eva Longoria's panties, but that would be quite a threesome.
LOL. I'd like to borrow that one sometime!

Come, on I can't believe people are still talking about this thing. Very dead proposal. The main reason is it makes no economic sense, when these things can ultimately be accomodated at JHC and/or Sears. I definitely believe this is all just a charade negotiation tactic...
It's simple, really - try not to design or build trash.
Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 2:05 PM
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Really? I think they would complimenty each other very well. I've never really cared for the Empire State Building affect-- one tower with not many more of relative height nearby. That's changing some now-- But I think a metropolis should be associated with more than one "tower"-- a tower garden -- truly dense-- where towers are built not as status symbols-- but as an accomodation to urban development and property values. Taipei 101 is simply rediculous in its setting
See I kind of disagree. I have no problems with giant towers being built relatively close to eachother, but they need room to breathe. I actually suggested earlier that Beitler be placed behind Sears.

There is no way I want this tower on the lake, this is something that should go in the back of the city: tall, but a side note. I hate these TV towers. I find them worthless structures built only to engage in the global pissing contest for "worlds tallest anything" But if Chicago want to build one, fine, just don't make it a prominent location. Putting it next to The Spire is like parking a pinto next to a Porsche and trying to display both at the same time.

Taipei 101 may be out of place now, but whenever a city builds its first supertall, it always seems out of place...including Hancock, Sears, Empire, and WTC 1&2.

I think Shanghai is doing a nice job with thier three planned supertalls, Jin Mao, WFC and a 3rd all in a clump, but there's some spacing in between.

I think if Beitler was a bit taller, blacker, ad more of a building... we could get some nice effects.
Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 4:05 PM
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You'd almost expect the Devil himself to be residing in there.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 5:33 PM
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Mayor Daley watches over his empire with his all-seeing red eye...LOL

So then where we gonna put Mt. Doom?
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2007, 5:25 PM
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I doubt this tower will ever get build, but if would had been nice on Wolf Point by the Chicago River, next to the ugly Holiday Day Inn/relocated Sun-times building. Driving from O'hare to downtown, the skyline would have look awesome!
Old Posted Mar 19, 2007, 6:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Lukecuj View Post
memories may be beautifull and yet, what's to painfull to remember we siimply choose to forget....

No. This thing needs to stay dead, or stay far away from the loop. The only place this would be acceptable would be somewhere south of Roosevelt.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2007, 7:12 AM
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I think Chinatown would be a good spot for it.

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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 2:53 AM
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everytime i see this thread bumped i want to throw up a little bit.
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I just this strange feeling this is gonna break ground any day now...
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this one is dead, therefore i'm moving it to the thread archive.
He has to go.

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