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Tom Servo Aug 1, 2008 6:27 AM

i love aon. sometimes, on hot summer days, i like to lay out on the benches in the park across the street and look up at it, and i think: daaaaaamn, that's tall. and i think how cool it'd be if it were 4x its height or more and wonder how tall it would have to be for the perspective from sitting at the base to combine all the vertical lines into one single point.

OhioGuy Aug 1, 2008 2:11 PM

To me, Aon is a sweet building. It may not be flashy, but its tallness is spectacular. And I actually think it's fairly straightforward design helps give the building an even bigger presence, particularly from Millenium Park. I generally walk up Michigan Avenue in that part of town each weekday and I can't help but stare at Aon.

Steely Dan Aug 1, 2008 3:04 PM

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Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 3708280)
It may not be flashy, but its tallness is spectacular.

it's really all about those strong, distinct, and prominent vertical lines. aon center soars into the sky in a way that no other box-scraper on earth does. it can easily be criticized for being a one trick pony, but the one trick it does is still pretty damn good.

Tom In Chicago Aug 1, 2008 5:24 PM

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Originally Posted by STERNyc (Post 3707354)
Tom. Do you have any renderings of the original AON WTB proposal?

I wasn't aware there ever was one?

davefyvie Aug 1, 2008 6:04 PM

An oldie but a goodie.. perhaps a mid-70's photo with the white marble...

http://www.artificeimages.com/gbc/im...d_aj1339_b.jpg

Punch buggy (twice)!

Oaxaca_One Aug 1, 2008 7:11 PM

:previous: Wow great find! Look at all that emptiness to the east of Aon!

Tom In Chicago Aug 1, 2008 7:30 PM

^They don't call it the "New Eastside" for nothin'. . . although the building I live in two blocks east of Aon was built in the early 1960s, most of everything east of there was built in the last 20 years. . .

America 117 Aug 1, 2008 7:47 PM

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Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 3708280)
To me, its tallness is spectacular.

I think because its so skinny thats what makes it seem so tall because its really only as tall as JHC not that im saying its not tall but its not as tall as it looks if that even makes sense.:haha:

JMO_0121 Aug 1, 2008 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by America 117 (Post 3709106)
I think because its so skinny thats what makes it seem so tall because its really only as tall as JHC not that im saying its not tall but its not as tall as it looks if that even makes sense.:haha:

Aon IS tall, its 1,000 ft+, what everyone calls supertall. Also, Aon is not skinny at all. Its massive, thick, of great proportion. What makes it seem very tall are its windows.

ethereal_reality Aug 1, 2008 11:19 PM

I always heard they made corporate gifts and paperweights
out of some of the Italian marble.

America 117 Aug 1, 2008 11:27 PM

[QUOTE]
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMO_0121 (Post 3709330)
Aon IS tall, its 1,000 ft+, what everyone calls supertall.

Did you read my post?:sly:
and i QUOTE: "not that im saying its not tall"

it is tall but it seems taller becuse it IS skinnyer then most supertalls.

ethereal_reality Aug 1, 2008 11:47 PM

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/3...djustedpz0.jpg

mofar on picasa

i_am_hydrogen Aug 2, 2008 2:13 AM

(Taken by me)

JMO_0121 Aug 2, 2008 5:05 AM

[QUOTE=America 117;3709503]
Quote:


Did you read my post?:sly:
and i QUOTE: "not that im saying its not tall"

it is tall but it seems taller becuse it IS skinnyer them most supertalls.
LMAO, Aon in not skinnier than most supertalls, this building is massive. I dont know how you can call this skinny. I even think its more massive than JHC, and you know JHC is massive.

I love messing with you:D :D
Sometimes you dont know what your saying, you just post the first thought that comes to your mind. < That is not a healthy way to keep a thread alive, anyone on here will tell you this. Its just so anoying coming to your favorite thread and finding all the POS post, that dont inform us with anything, dont make ourselves question ourselves, but just "bother" us. Stop posting unnecessary post here and there. :notacrook:

America 117 Aug 2, 2008 5:47 AM

^^^
speak for yourself.
your words have no meaning to me.

America 117 Aug 2, 2008 5:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 3709538)

Did you take that photo?
If so. What building did you take it from?

and can anyone post there pics of aon center at night for the 2016 olympic bid?

Tom Servo Aug 2, 2008 8:40 AM

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Originally Posted by i_am_hydrogen (Post 3709737)
(Taken by me)

when i look at this... i think of the word, power


cooooooooool

JMO_0121 Aug 2, 2008 2:41 PM

Similarities
 
We all know that Aon is very similar to the Twin Towers, and even Colpatria Tower in Bogota Colombia, but is Aon similar architecturaly wise? Is it just the looks, or is Aon built in a similar way?

davefyvie Aug 2, 2008 4:43 PM

Construction
 
I've always wanted to ask: does anyone have pictures of this baby under construction?

bnk Aug 2, 2008 6:17 PM

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Originally Posted by davefyvie (Post 3710449)
I've always wanted to ask: does anyone have pictures of this baby under construction?


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/...8a0017.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/...8a0017.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2230/...f68575.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2230/...f68575.jpg?v=0

Cool pic that shows how alone it was when it was finished.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/...56c49b.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/...56c49b.jpg?v=0


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