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Old Posted Nov 18, 2006, 11:35 PM
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hi im new here! i was wonderin if someone could show a pix of the illinois with the skyline and where is the site if it was built? thx
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This isn't actually a proposal, but maybe someone has some good pix.
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I purchased a full-scale print of this bad boy at a garage sale the other day for $10. The guy immediately began telling me how cool it was since the Chicago Spire is now being built and all this other partially correct info about Chicago Spire. I resisted the urge to correct him and patronized then walked home with my brand new framed FLW The Illinois print in tow.

This was a special edition print done for the 1994 FLW exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art... Anyone else seen one of these prints?

^^^ By the way, this drawing is a lot more impressive in person and to scale. its nearly 4 feet high...

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2008, 10:37 PM
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The small tower thing to the left would probably dominate most medium skylines,and probably be a big impact in the biggest ones ones it seems,just a quick thing with my fingers makes it look about 1/5 the way up the main tower,thats about what,1000 feet?? thats just a rough guess,but still,that shows you how big it is.
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I looks like the Burj Dubai is a huge copy of this proposal
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I looks like the Burj Dubai is a huge copy of this proposal
How? Just because Burj Dubai is very tall dosnt mean its copying The Illinois.
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How? Just because Burj Dubai is very tall dosnt mean its copying The Illinois.
Thank you for sparing me from pointing out the obvious. Grumpy, I would be specific on what you mean by that.
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I like it much better than the Jeddah Tower...
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Here how the mile long tower will look in the skyline.




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Here how the mile long tower will look in the skyline.




Wow that would stick out so bad. If it ever gets built we need to have many others that are large like that just so that it fits in! But maybe Chicago in 2050? Who knows? But it wouldnt be in the space anymore since that is now accupied!
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Here how the mile long tower will look in the skyline.




In that image it appears the Illinois is placed at about where Trump Tower is now, in which case, the scaling is horrendously wrong. Illinois should be 4 times the height of Aon, not 3, and the base would be HUGE, probably one of the largest bases in all of Chicago, not that spindly tower suggested. For its proportions, Illinois is quite skinny, but it would still be immensely wide. That rendering vastly underscores how massive this building would be.
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Damn, now that......is TALL.

Beautiful, but tall.
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I think all the architects and developers of Chicago land should get together and make this tower happen.
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why was this tower never built?
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why was this tower never built?
They never built it because there wasnt a need for that amount of office space here at the time, and when it was drawn out, there had never been a tower near that tall and franky they werent sure if they could build it!

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why was this tower never built?
because it was never a real proposal, it was frank lloyd wright playing around seeing what a mile tall building would look like.
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because it was never a real proposal, it was frank lloyd wright playing around seeing what a mile tall building would look like.
how do you know this? is this your opinion?
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how do you know this? is this your opinion?
it's common knowledge that frank lloyd wright's mile high proposal for chicago was merely a design exercise and it never approached being a "real proposal". this was just a flight of fancy of a brilliant mind........ architectural day-dreaming.

in fact, i'm always a bit surprised that some people actually mistake this old fantasy from FLW for being a serious proposal.
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