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Old Posted Jul 14, 2015, 7:37 PM
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i guess i don't find the spire to be anywhere near as offensive as many others seem to. the spire neither makes or breaks this design for me.
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I too have no strong opinions about the spire, but the lowered shoulders are a big improvement.
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Now this is all I can think of...

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2015, 9:00 PM
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lowered shoulders it looks like a giant ghost of NBC tower
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I actually think a needle head design really complements its form

Maybe something else is needed WITH it, but it's an interesting concept

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Now this is all I can think of...

Lol, I know, the more discerning forumers have really put this one in perspective.

Edit: My biggest concern is the blue glass. They should go with something more reserved to balance the kookiness of the design.
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Lol, I know, the more discerning forumers have really put this one in perspective.

Edit: My biggest concern is the blue glass. They should go with something more reserved to balance the kookiness of the design.
Being that this is just a rendering I doubt they will use exactly the same glass colors it shows just look at the west building id think they would match that similarly for cohesiveness
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Definitely cleaner without the spire. It looks like a glued on afterthought.
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dont lower the shoulders, raise the height of the building.
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yes

Actually, the new design is growing on me a little bit. I need to see a side view, but the slenderness is appealing. Except for that damn spire.

I've gotta say - I'm just the opposite here with respect to the evolution of my reaction to this new placeholder design - Wasn't crazy about it at first, and appears worse each time I view it.....it's awkward, proportions are all wrong, it's frankly dull, the spire is absolutely goofy, etc. Have to say, I'm with Mr. Servo all the way - the overall Wolf Point project got off to a tremendous bang, design-wise with the exceptionally nice West Tower.......this S tower version, without a major re-working of various facets would be a dud, and pale in comparison next to it........

But again, I have virtually no reason to think of this as anything but just another placeholder, so not sweating it........
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DNA has some comments from Hines. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2015...d-towers-spire

The rendering have also been taken down from the wolf point website, replaced with "Coming Soon".
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DNA has some comments from Hines. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2015...d-towers-spire

The rendering have also been taken down from the wolf point website, replaced with "Coming Soon".
Would this suggest that the design isn't finalized, or that they're waiting to release things in a more formal setting/manner?
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Sure makes Wanda Vista look stupid.
The extra setbacks, terraces, and decorative windows add a sense of scale.

I don't think it's much taller --just a detailed design. See how important detail is?

Too toy-like, needs some refining.
No blue!
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Sure makes Wanda Vista look stupid.
The extra setbacks, terraces, and decorative windows add a sense of scale.

I don't think it's much taller --just a detailed design. See how important detail is?

Too toy-like, needs some refining.
No blue!
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The spire looks fine.... Man o man you guys are tough to please.

The building redesign looks promising, but it's hard to say much from only one perspective. I would have thought more people would be happy that it's probably going to break 1000 ft. My only question is this.... What will trigger the green light and start of construction. Seems like the office market is going have a lot of upcoming supply with several new buildings under construction. Might be a while before this even breaks ground... Presuming it does at all.
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DNA has some comments from Hines. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2015...d-towers-spire

The rendering have also been taken down from the wolf point website, replaced with "Coming Soon".
Good, I hope that the design is more inline with the previous design!
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Good, I hope that the design is more inline with the previous design!
The previous design was boring.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2015, 3:33 PM
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Good, I hope that the design is more inline with the previous design!
why would they change it again....
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