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Old Posted Sep 5, 2010, 7:45 AM
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Originally Posted by plinko View Post
Helmut Jahn's singular tower (in the 1,250' range) proposed in the 1980's would have been so much better than what eventually got built.

I like the base, but the towers are rather forgettable.

I'll have to see if I can dig up Jahn's sketches from my library.

There were a few proposals for the Coliseum site. All in all though, I'd say what we got is good for the area. The towers seem very mammoth from some angles, slender from others. And they've had a starring role in at least one movie (Cloverfield).
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