This really is a beautiful building. I love how it stands out from all the other buildings in our skyline, because of it's color and it's shape. It's amazing how they were able to building something so TALL without ever having to step the floors back from each other.
Aon has always been a very dominating building in mine mindset. It screams out power, and domination. Im Colombian, and in Bogota, the capital of Colombia we have a building called Colpatria Tower, it resembles Aon in such a great way, though I prefer Colpatria tower since its lighting is MAGNIFICENT.
Colpatria Tower Bogota, Colombia Built in 1978, 196 Meters/50 floors
I admire this building highly from an architectual standpoint. It's imposing, powerful, and intimidating, everything a corporate HQ should be for that time. I love the fact that it's right in your face and not buried in the city. It makes itself known and with great fashion, (if you love 70's international styled architecture that is).
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Correct, that is the reason i prefer the building in Colombia then aon. Over in Colombia, they know how to make a rather normal, not boring but something ordinary really fun. Especially with all the colors they add to it, its amazing.
Someone asked about what type of construction the Aon building has. I believe its very similar to the WTC. I want to say its tubular with a core and supporting outside wall. Outside of the core there are no columns blocking office space. I work in the building and it is open structurally around the entire inside of the building.
Colpatria Tower is nice, but it sure does put out massive light pollution
One tower..... One massive American city..... what causes more pollution?
Anyways, Aon is a great building IMO. I really like everything about it even though it doesn't have a great design. It's very elegant. I don't think it's an icon anymore since now the more people talk about the Sears Tower. To me, Hancock is my favorite Chicago building.
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