HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture



Aon Center in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Comparison Diagram   • Chicago Skyscraper Diagram
Chicago Projects & Construction Forum
            
View Full Map

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #61  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 6:25 PM
America 117 America 117 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 613
wow great find!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #62  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 6:32 PM
NYC4Life's Avatar
NYC4Life NYC4Life is offline
The Time To Build Is Now
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bronx, NYC
Posts: 3,004
The Chicago skyline looked so empty then compared to now.
__________________
"I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps"
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #63  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 6:35 PM
America 117 America 117 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 613
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMO_0121 View Post
We all know that Aon is very similar to the Twin Towers, and even Colpatria Tower in Bogota Colombia, but is Aon similar architecturaly wise? Is it just the looks, or is Aon built in a similar way?
yes i think it was built in the same way as world trade center.
but im just judging by the pics on the last page.

Last edited by America 117; Aug 3, 2008 at 2:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #64  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 6:36 PM
bnk's Avatar
bnk bnk is online now
પટેલ. કે ન
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chicagoland
Posts: 9,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVictor1 View Post
I wish I had seen that.

Does anyone have any photos of the tower with it's original cladding?

http://www.artificeimages.com/gbc/im...d_aj1339_b.jpg
This one is kind of far away but it is with the marble.
__________________
facebook
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #65  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 7:58 PM
BVictor1's Avatar
BVictor1 BVictor1 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by davefyvie View Post
Now that's really funny!
It' was headquarters to an oil company, waste is expected
__________________
titanic1
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #66  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 8:07 PM
BVictor1's Avatar
BVictor1 BVictor1 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by America 117 View Post
Did you take that photo?
If so. What building did you take it from?

and can anyone post there pics of aon center at night for the 2016 olympic bid?
Here ya go...

__________________
titanic1
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #67  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 9:50 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,308
America 117

He (mofar on picasa/flickr) took the shot from an airplane.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #68  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 2:10 AM
America 117 America 117 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 613
^^^
oh!
i dident know what mofar on picase ment.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #69  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 2:44 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,308


joseph on flickr/picasa
After the fireworks on July 2007

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Aug 3, 2008 at 11:11 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #70  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 5:10 PM
cbotnyse cbotnyse is offline
Chicago Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: River North, Chicago
Posts: 1,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by America 117 View Post
and can anyone post there pics of aon center at night for the 2016 olympic bid?
taken by chicagophotoshop





and lets not forget about the Bears...






Reply With Quote
     
     
  #71  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 6:33 PM
JMO_0121 JMO_0121 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 164
there is clearly a lot of color in our skyline!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #72  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 7:17 PM
America 117 America 117 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 613
^Some say its the greatest skyline in the world.
But to me all big city skylines are great!

Last edited by America 117; Aug 3, 2008 at 9:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #73  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 9:21 PM
JManc's Avatar
JManc JManc is offline
Olive Garden Italian
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kingwood, Houston
Posts: 19,791
my only shot of aon:

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #74  
Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 9:30 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 11,308



photographer unknown
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #75  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2008, 1:44 AM
bnk's Avatar
bnk bnk is online now
પટેલ. કે ન
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chicagoland
Posts: 9,011
I love the old standard oil now Aon.

I also find it interesting that this thread has more pages than the Sears Tower and John Handcock building, which are more famous than this one.
__________________
facebook
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #76  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2008, 2:19 AM
Tom In Chicago's Avatar
Tom In Chicago Tom In Chicago is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sick City
Posts: 6,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by bnk View Post
This is a really interesting image. . . really shows you how much has changed in the last 30 years. . .
__________________
Tom in Chicago
. . .
Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #77  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2008, 4:29 AM
kenratboy kenratboy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 961
I love these monolithic buildings. Such a shame what happened to the WTC, but this is close :-)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #78  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2008, 7:46 PM
Oaxaca_One's Avatar
Oaxaca_One Oaxaca_One is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom In Chicago View Post
This is a really interesting image. . . really shows you how much has changed in the last 30 years. . .
I agree...

Could it be said that Aon is really the building that bridges old Chicago with modern Chicago? Remove Aon from that photo, and the skyline looks just like all of the ancient skyline photos I've seen of Chicago with the old-school buildings. Maybe with the exception of 1 Pru.

All I know is remove Aon from that photo and Chicago looks old. Add Aon back in, and the skyline takes a giant leap towards today's skyline.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #79  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2008, 9:10 PM
dropdeaded209's Avatar
dropdeaded209 dropdeaded209 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Berlin
Posts: 187
i don't know about that... IBM, Daley Center and Illinois Center all make Chicago look pretty "new", along with Big John, which is admittedly not in the above photo...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #80  
Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 2:07 AM
volguus zildrohar's Avatar
volguus zildrohar volguus zildrohar is offline
Reach For It
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The City Of Philadelphia
Posts: 15,771
I regret that I wasn't able to get closer to this one when I was in town. I hope to ciorrect that next time I go.

Left of Center, I like your avatar. Where is it from?
__________________
je suis phillytrax sur FLICKR, y'all
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 6:00 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.