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  1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-mon-spi...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-mon-spire-1130-nov30,0,1953419.story

    Spire developer Garrett Kelleher to meet with leaders of AFL-CIO pension investment trusts
    Talks to center on...
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    Not really. It was never a secret that BCBS was...

    Not really. It was never a secret that BCBS was going to be adding 25 more floors. In fact, there is a tower planned for the space betweenAqua and BCBS that might have a school at the base. This...
  3. A few more 10/24/09...

    A few more

    10/24/09
    http://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/10/736252.jpg

    I must say that the landscaping around several of the recently or nearly completed buildings is beautiful.
    ...
  4. There hasn't been an update for this tower in...

    There hasn't been an update for this tower in awhile.

    10-07-07
    http://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/10/734705.jpg

    http://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/10/734706.jpg
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    I disagree. Look at the windows. ...

    I disagree.

    Look at the windows. Architecture is more than just about the buildings overall shape, but it's also about how the facade is treated. Where the waves in the floorplate don't extend...
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    05/18/09...

    05/18/09
    https://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/05/707095.jpg

    https://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/05/707092.jpg

    05/21/09...
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    05/16/09
    http://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/05/703994.jpg

    05/18/09
    http://community.emporis.com/nwimages/6/2009/05/704424.jpg
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    Actually, it was a late submission to the...

    Actually, it was a late submission to the competition.

    The building at 333 n. michigan Avenue is quite similar to the Saarinen submission.
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    04/07/09 ...

    04/07/09

    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/04/695085.jpg

    The southern face was illuminated last week because the IOC (International olympic Committee) was in town to check out the...
  10. True, but you also must remember that they were...

    True, but you also must remember that they were new 40 years ago.

    This is true of most major cities.
  11. They are tiny. Only about 600' tall.

    They are tiny. Only about 600' tall.
  12. Why poor Marina City? They're still there and...

    Why poor Marina City? They're still there and look better than ever.
  13. 04/07/09 View to the west from the Lake Shore...

    04/07/09

    View to the west from the Lake Shore Drive Bridge

    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/04/694405.jpg

    They still have to finish cladding the spire.
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    04/06/09...

    04/06/09
    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/04/693887.jpg

    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/04/693889.jpg

    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/04/693895.jpg
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    Nope. ...

    Nope.

    http://www.emporis.com/images/6/2005/06/374955.jpg
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    That's Lake Point Tower. It was comp-leted in...

    That's Lake Point Tower. It was comp-leted in 1968.

    http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=lakepointtower-chicago-il-usa
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    The lakeshore apartment buildings range from...

    The lakeshore apartment buildings range from classical to modern. Our architecture as you know is quite diverse, and this is just another beauty to add to the list.

    03/05/09...
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    What says Chicago is "form follows function". ...

    What says Chicago is "form follows function". Also, structural expression is one of our traits.

    Write your essay, it'll probably be interesting :)

    Besides, I like hearing other peoples...
  19. Well, the IOC will be in town next week, April...

    Well, the IOC will be in town next week, April 2-8 and of course the decision will be announced October 2 of this year.
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    What exactly says New York? What says Chicago?

    What exactly says New York? What says Chicago?
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    It's topped out.

    It's topped out.
  22. I don't think I ever said that... ...

    I don't think I ever said that...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-biz-afl-cio-chicago-spire-march23,0,7040270.story

    AFL-CIO could help fund Spire construction

    By Mary Ellen...
  23. Sure they knew where the money was going to be...

    Sure they knew where the money was going to be coming from, THE BANKS. But you remember that crisis when the shit hit the fan and the banks stopped lending?

    The site had been a weed infested lot...
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    A few more images from Skyscraperpage fromer...

    A few more images from Skyscraperpage fromer member Aqua Plumber.

    Also, just to give an idea how high the images were taken from, in the first image, the building with the needle like spire is...
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    Looks better in person. This tower also...

    Looks better in person.

    This tower also recently topped out.

    Some fairly recently images.

    02/22/09
    https://community.emporis.com/images/6/2009/02/684799.jpg
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