Saturday, August 13, 2005

Building Envy

Tall structures face additional hurdles in the post 9/11 world, but the Howard Rourks of the world are not deterred.

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Here is a new proposed building in Chicago to eclipse the Sears Tower as the tallest building in America.

Pretty cool looking actually.

4 Comments:

At 9:07 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Nice picture. I really like the Calavatra design for the Fordham Spire too, and wrote about it.

Trump isn't too happy, but I don't think that he can do anything to stop it. Time will tell - the days of putting money in certain pockets to tilt things your way in Chicago may be on hold for a while, and 9/11 is a receding memory.

 
At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks cool, hope they can get it done. :)

Lisa

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Brad Warbiany said...

Hoping to see that done as well... I can say I've been in the tallest building in the world on two different continents...

I grew up in Chicago, and got to go into the Sears Tower while it was still the world's tallest building, and last fall went to Taipei 101, the new tallest. Why someone would take a geologically active island like Taiwan, constantly battered by Typhoons, and build a skyscraper there is beyond me, but they did it.

I'd love to see Chicago reclaim the honor of the world's tallest building. And the artist's rendition just looks cool to boot!

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Yeah, and most of these new tall buildings aren't just tall. They are pretty cool looking.

 

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