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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 8:07 PM
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saw this in person on a walk today. The glass really picks up the sky colors when it is sort of overcast

I think the darker shaded areas are going to register as more blue, and the shades that progress lighter look greener. The lightest shade was almost gray-green today
Agreed. I habit been out here in a couple weeks, but the last few times I was there, I noticed the glass gradation looks/photographs better when it's overcast as opposed to when it's clear/sunny out. Wonder how that will effect final photos...
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 9:21 PM
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Some photos I took from the riverwalk. Sorry for poor mobile quality. Looked like they were installing and testing the opening windows on the lower floors of the west tower.

EDIT: Sorry, I can't figure out how to make these images reasonably-sized... anyone know?

https://i.imgur.com/JCgZ1px.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/T10GXml.jpg

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 10:58 PM
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:04 PM
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Some photos I took from the riverwalk. Sorry for poor mobile quality. Looked like they were installing and testing the opening windows on the lower floors of the west tower.

EDIT: Sorry, I can't figure out how to make these images reasonably-sized... anyone know?

https://i.imgur.com/JCgZ1px.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/T10GXml.jpg
since this is second time i've seen this question within this thread, i feel the need to mention that you can actually edit the image size within imgur right after you upload it
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Viewed from the west, Vista has transformed how the eye perceives the skyline. It was peak at Hancock, peak at Trump, peak at Aon, peak at Sears. Now it's a flat plateau in the middle, the eye doesn't drop down as it scans across the top.
Interesting how different it feels looking out at the city.
I wish I could get back more, but coming in once a year to Chicago provides a noticeable change in perspective when looking at the skyline. I look forward to seeing your description on my next trip. Driving north on Lake Shore Drive this past October was different than past years thanks to Vista.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 5:05 PM
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 5:25 PM
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nice pics victor! love the wave shot

did they remove the scaffolding from the blow thru floor? it looks clean up there! I wonder what the wind temp is....
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That's one of the coolest pictures we've ever had posted here!
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 9:53 PM
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Great photo, kolchak.

I didn't realize how beautiful the building's curves are.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 10:09 PM
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The verticality of this building is stunning. Not sure if it's the curves, the lower setback elevations, its positioning, but this building just celebrates height.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 11:32 PM
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I didn't realize how beautiful the building's curves are.
The architect herself is probably thinking that too! I bet this building is turning out better than what the simulations and models predicted. Vista is such a wonderful addition to Chicago.
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Vista, and its influence on the Chicago skyline silhouette.




Downtown and North Side from the air, Chicago, Illinois by Paul McClure, on Flickr
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 2:03 PM
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Wow, what a fortunate shot. I've come in on that glide path many times, but never that low.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 3:14 PM
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Great pics, everyone. This thing has that soaring quality

Yes, you can say that about every supertall, but I don’t necessarily think that every supertall soars. This one does—it celebrates verticality, sort of dances in the air.

This will become more obvious as all the glass goes in. One image I didn’t expect was the zigzag play of shadows on the glass in Kolchak’s pic above. Just adds to the effect
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 3:42 PM
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Thanks chris08876 for sharing that excellent photo. Vista is filling a fairly big gap in the skyline, while also adding stylistic diversity to the city's skyscrapers. This building both blends in and stands out.

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One image I didn’t expect was the zigzag play of shadows on the glass in Kolchak’s pic above.
The zigzag shadows are depicted in the official renderings (e.g. see the opening post in this thread), but they look much nicer in real life. Again, I bet this project is exceeding even the architect's own expectations.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:51 PM
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Whoever said the core had topped out was wrong, there was a jump this morning. (According to the webcam)

https://www.vistatowerchicago.com/webcam/

Although I do believe this might be the final or second to final formwork jump.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 7:10 PM
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^^^^Wow epic shot Chris. Thanks for sharing!
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