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HomeInMyShoes Feb 7, 2020 9:59 PM

It would be nice if we could treat great buildings with the artistic respect they deserve. It's not like we go around suggesting that what Monet's Waterlillies needs is a windmill over here and perhaps we should brighten up the rather drab Whistler's Mother.

kolchak Feb 11, 2020 5:09 AM

Curbed is reporting the AON observation deck will begin 3rd quarter after delay - I hate the way the top will look breaking up the lines. bad. BUT I have to admit I've wondered since I was a kid in the 70s what the view is like from up there.

https://chicago.curbed.com/chicago-c...ion-sky-summit

trvlr70 Feb 11, 2020 1:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kolchak (Post 8827491)
Curbed is reporting the AON observation deck will begin 3rd quarter after delay - I hate the way the top will look breaking up the lines. bad. BUT I have to admit I've wondered since I was a kid in the 70s what the view is like from up there.

https://chicago.curbed.com/chicago-c...ion-sky-summit

I can't recall, but wasn't this construction supposed to add some height to Aon in the process?

The Lurker Feb 11, 2020 5:03 PM

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Originally Posted by trvlr70 (Post 8827662)
I can't recall, but wasn't this construction supposed to add some height to Aon in the process?

Read the article you just quoted.

Donnie77 Jun 10, 2020 12:38 AM

ok is it me or has AON center been missing and just popped in recently on this page?

https://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=4

CrazyCres Jun 10, 2020 1:02 AM

I thought the Aon center was gonna be 350 meters

rgarri4 Jun 10, 2020 1:50 AM

Ugh. Fingers crossed that mutilation of a beautiful building never happens.

Donnie77 Jun 10, 2020 2:15 AM

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Originally Posted by rgarri4 (Post 8947270)
Ugh. Fingers crossed that mutilation of a beautiful building never happens.

Amen :cheers:

Mikelacey45 Jun 10, 2020 2:27 AM

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Originally Posted by rgarri4 (Post 8947270)
Ugh. Fingers crossed that mutilation of a beautiful building never happens.

Who you telling.

CrazyCres Jun 23, 2020 12:20 AM

$185 million Aon Center observatory is latest Chicago project delayed by coronavirus

The Aon Center has paused plans to build an observatory with a thrill ride atop Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, and the $185 million project will start almost a year behind schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Property owner 601W Cos. and its partner on the project, tourist attraction operator Legends, plan to begin work on the observatory in the second quarter of 2021, said building general manager Matthew Amato.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/resiz...CZVCHBB6BQ.jpg

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/colum...csm-story.html

BrinChi Jun 23, 2020 12:27 AM

^ That's one project that I have no problem if it gets delayed or canceled lol.

Kumdogmillionaire Jun 23, 2020 7:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BrinChi (Post 8959511)
^ That's one project that I have no problem if it gets delayed or canceled lol.

Same, the only good to come of coronavirus was it delaying such an atrocity

rgarri4 Jul 2, 2020 12:41 AM

Ugh I just realized that the thrill park ride will be on the Grant Park side of the building? They are truly ruining this building. :yuck:

photoLith Sep 2, 2020 4:16 AM

Why are they going to ruin this building, ugh

CrazyCres Sep 2, 2020 4:38 AM

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Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 9029705)
Why are they going to ruin this building, ugh

Simple...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7693/1...d3c3a1ba_b.jpg

pianowizard Oct 11, 2020 4:57 PM

Will the elevator's 1,185' height count as Aon Center's new structural height? If so, its worldwide height ranking will move up 15 spots according to CTBUH's ranking of completed buildings.

Zapatan Oct 11, 2020 5:23 PM

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Originally Posted by pianowizard (Post 9070196)
Will the elevator's 1,185' height count as Aon Center's new structural height? If so, its worldwide height ranking will move up 15 spots according to CTBUH's ranking of completed buildings.

I believe so, the CTBUH lists it as such at least.

This is literally the only silver lining of this whole ordeal...

The North One Oct 11, 2020 5:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 9070209)
I believe so, the CTBUH lists it as such at least.

This is literally the only silver lining of this whole ordeal...

How is that a silver lining? Who cares about the structural height?

Zapatan Oct 11, 2020 5:51 PM

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Originally Posted by The North One (Post 9070213)
How is that a silver lining? Who cares about the structural height?

I never said this project was good or worth the extra height, but merely responding to someone else saying it will jump up on the WTB list. Obviously that's a good thing.


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