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Old Posted Mar 18, 2012, 4:00 PM
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How do you mean, "construction details"?
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I mean the stratigraphy of the wall..exemple
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I Really like this building, it's really elegant, simple, and well tall.
It will be awesome if they changed this building into a world trade center!
by the way Chicago really need a world trade center!
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2012, 9:12 PM
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I love boxes with thin vertical windows. I'm actually surprised this building wasn't designed by Minoru Yamasaki.
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Hi! Has anyone the construction details of the Aon Centre? It's very important!!!!

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Check this thread:

Skyscrapers of old under construction
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=152447
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Other than it's height and resemblence to the Twin Towers... there is little about this building that makes it memorable or interesting. I liked it when I became interested in skyscrapers in the early 80's, but now it looks pre-historic.
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I Really like this building, it's really elegant, simple, and well tall.
It will be awesome if they changed this building into a world trade center!
by the way Chicago really need a world trade center!
If the old post office project is actually true, a WTC could be built there.
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Other than it's height and resemblence to the Twin Towers... there is little about this building that makes it memorable or interesting. I liked it when I became interested in skyscrapers in the early 80's, but now it looks pre-historic.
I disagree. The Aon Center is an almost perfect expression of soaring verticality—the Holy Grail for Chicago architects since they first invented the form a century earlier. Edward Durell Stone achieved this effect because of the contrast between the uninterrupted white perimeter columns and dark glazing. Compare this to the Twin Towers, which were totally monochromatic and the verticality of which was visually interrupted by two mechanical floors.
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Seems like people on this board seem to have a fascination with this building, but from my experience an average person on the street really doesn't think too much of it. Bland and tall, and that's about it.
It is strangely a building that is easy to overlook while on one's way- but its also strangely handsome and a definite bow to New Yorks World Trade towers. Over all it just needs a hot company to lease a nice amount of space and thus rely on the image of that company and or popularity "in ideal circumstances" to really stay in the forefront and example would be Mircrosoft or even Apple. Not that there is anything wrong with AON. Overall its just a box building and shouldnt much be thought about beyond that point.

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I find box buildings to be some of the most classy and elegant buildings ever built, because I love simplicity in architecture. The vertical soaring lines make it seem much less cluttered, anyway.
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Nice! By the way did anybody noticed the Coast Tower In between the Aon & The BCBL!
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I really wish Aon had a bar at the top like Hancock does!
Me too. It would be a great place for a drink, offering different views of the skyline to Sears (sic) and Big John.
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The Big Stan (as it once was called). I like the elegant simplicity.
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I Really like this building, it's really elegant, simple, and well tall.
It will be awesome if they changed this building into a world trade center!
by the way Chicago really need a world trade center!
What is this post? Are you 5?
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