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CHICAGO?! Maybe I am just missing it, but my God......Chicago doesn't have it's own forum?!

Where am I supposed to put THIS then?

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Yeah I just read that, and its amazing! But why does the title say "Nation's tallest...". Why not world's tallest? It will be won't it?

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It won't be the world's tallest. It will be 1,458 feet at the roof and 2,000 feet with its spire. Burj Dubai in Dubai will be the world's tallest when completed in 2008. It's 2,313 feet (705m) and around 160 floors, though the true height is being concealed for obvious reasons.

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More info on Santiago Calatrava's "Fordham Spire"

How it stacks up

- 2,000 feet to top of spire, taller than the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower

- 920,000 total square feet, compared with 4.5 million for Sears Tower

- Up to 250 condos, compared with 472 for Trump's Chicago tower

- Condos would likely be valued between $6.5 million and $7.5 million

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Tallest building in North America proposed

A proposed hotel and condominium building on the lakefront would tower over other Chicago landmarks.

Fordham Spire / Proposed - 2,000 ft. / 115 floors

Sears Tower - 1,450 ft. / 110 floors

Trump Tower / Under construction - 1,136 ft. / 83 floors

Aon Center - 1,360 ft. / 92 floors

John Hancock Center - 1,127 ft. / 100 floors

Freedom Tower / Planned - 1,776 ft. / 82 floors

Note: Antennae are not included in a building's height. A spire may be considered an architectural component of the building and be included in the height. Renderings are not in proportionate scale. Ceiling heights may differ, accounting for numbers of floors.

Sources: The Fordham Co., Emporis

Chicago Tribune

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Chicago's 2010 skyline with The Waterview (proposed), Trump Tower (under construction), and Fordham Spire (proposed). Waterview and Trump were added by STR. Note: This photo does not include the numerous other proposed and u/c buildings that will have been completed by 2010.

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For those unfamiliar with the Waterview, I've included renderings. It is a proposal that is looking more and more like it will become a reality. To be located on Wacker, it will be 1030 feet and around 85 stories. The architecture firm is Teng.

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There is also a preliminary proposal to build an 887 foot, 90-story Mandarin Hotel. It would will be residential/hotel and would stand at Lake and Stetson. No renderings have been released yet. But if Waterview, Fordham Spire, and Mandarin are all eventually built, Chicago would have seven supertall buildings (along with Sears, Hancock, Aon, and Trump). Very exciting.

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So, back to my origianl question. How does CHICAGO not have it's own forum? <_<

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It did have one, but there was not enough support so we collapased it for a while into the midwest. If there is enough interest and we can find a moderator to support it, we would consider putting it back.

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I haven't even heard of this building, it isn't even on Emporis (Skyscrapers.com) yet, looks very interesting.

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More info on Fordham Spire - from BVictor1 at SSC who went to the trouble...

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Computer generated renderings - again, thank BVictor1 at SSC

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Very interesting design and building. Of course I'm also a big fan of Calatrava. Is this just a proposal or have they actually started this project?

As far as a Chicago forum, it is surprising. But I heard many people saying the same thing about New Orleans in the Southern Forum. Maybe it would be best to start with an Illinois forum and see if that can get things started for an eventual Chicago subforum.

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Having just returned from a great visit to Chicago, I can tell you that people there are actually living urban lifestyles rather than talking about them. They probably dont need to be on here. :lol:

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Very interesting design and building.  Of course I'm also a big fan of Calatrava.  Is this just a proposal or have they actually started this project?

As far as a Chicago forum, it is surprising.  But I heard many people saying the same thing about New Orleans in the Southern Forum.  Maybe it would be best to start with an Illinois forum and see if that can get things started for an eventual Chicago subforum.

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It's still just a proposal.

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Btw, the proposed Waterview Tower (85 stories/1030 feet) has been approved. Although no construction date has been set, it could begin as early as November 2005. We'll just have to wait and see. But the fact that this project made it from the proposal stage to the approved stage is a victory unto itself.

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Here is what's in the works for Block 37. For those unacquainted with its torturous and tortured history, Block 37 is a perpetually vacant lot in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Bordered by State St., Washington St., Dearborn St., and Randolph St., it is essentially a graveyard where developers' dreams come to die. Numerous projects have been planned for Block 37, only to mysteriously fail to materialize. But now, finally, it seems as though there is a firm redevelopment plan for Block 37 that will come to fruition. One of the most exciting elements of the project is the underground CTA "super station" that will provide high speed access to O'Hare and Midway. Block 37, as some have said, could be Chicago's version of Times Square.

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CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND DEARBORN STREETS

CBS 2's broadcast center will occupy the first five floors of the office tower at 108 North State Street. It will anchor the corner of Washington and Dearborn Streets, with a showcase street-side studio facing Daley Plaza.

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CORNER OF STATE & WASHINGTON STREETS

The 21st Century shopping experience along State Street leads to a 400,000-square-foot office tower on Washington Street. The dramatic, multi-color "artistic frieze" flows along the exterior of the building from the residential tower at State and Randolph Streets to the corner of State and Washington Streets.

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CORNER OF RANDOLPH & DEARBORN STREETS

Along Randolph Street, 108 North State Street's exterior features interfacing night clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as an "artistic frieze" - a dramatic, multi-colored artistic ribbon the incorporates public art into the broader architectural scheme.

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CORNER OF STATE & RANDOLPH STREETS

Along State Street, 108 North State Street will feature a combination of established contemporary, emerging and international retailers, as well as a unique wellness environment connected to a green roof and terrace. A 300-unit residential tower will be located above the retail stores. The dramatic, multi-colored "artistic frieze" creates a strong, vibrant architectural centerpiece for the project.

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108 North State Street, a 21st Century urban, retail and lifestyle destination, will be located in the heart of the City of Chicago. The development will feature approximately 400,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and dining offerings; 200,000 to 450,000 square feet of office space, a 200- to 300-room hotel, a 200- to 300-unit residential tower, and a state-of-the-art CTA transit station providing service to Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. Construction of the world-class, multi-use urban destination is expected to begin by the end of 2005.

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