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Pandemonious
Jul 13, 2007, 9:56 PM
Please add this as a vision tower.

Building Name: Windy City Tower
Address: 633 S State St. Bordered by State/Harrison/Balbo/Wabash
City: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Country: United States

Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): 6 mega Helical Turbines located in holes pierced though the lateral side of the tower at the top, reducing wind loads, and generating power. The tower is an ovular shape, with 4 wings.. with the total shape fitting inside a perfect square. The orientation of the tower is off of the grid, such that the turbine apertures face to align with prevailing winds. The el passes through the base of the tower mid-block at harrison, where a new train station will be constructed, linking elevated and subway trains. Located only 2 blocks from the el, and 1 block away from Grant Park. The tower has recesses in a pattern that is lit up at night with the beam of light that emanates from the top.

Heights--

- spire: 1,227 m/4,023 ft
- roof: 1,229 m/4,030 ft


Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Vision

Above ground floors: 305
Below ground floors: 7


Structure Type(s): Highrise
Building Use(s): Mixed-Use
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Composite Multi-Core Structural System. Facade: Stainless steel, reflective dark grey glass.
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Diagram(This is actually the thinnest viewof the top, looking at the building from the diagonal straight at the turbine openings):
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b276/Pandemonious/newwindcopy.gif

Pandemonious
Jul 15, 2007, 5:07 PM
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