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Well, this certainly isn't good news:

http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...ast-Tower.aspx

Keep in mind this is dated Sept 12:
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The inspection, which started a few weeks ago, will continue for another month as the company examines over 5,000 welds that bind more than 600 pieces of steel supporting the building’s lighting and mechanical equipment.
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Well, this certainly isn't good news:

http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...ast-Tower.aspx

Keep in mind this is dated Sept 12:
It'll get done. Just a matter of time.
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The differences in the horizontal bars between hotel and office sections seems more and more like a big design error. I can't see ant aesthetic benefit to making the bottom beveled and the top flat.
It makes sense if you look at the east side of the tower - the hotel horizontal bars are a continuation of the bars that run up the entire middle of the tower on the east side. The zig-zags on the sides of the office portion are a separate element.

Although more casual observers on the north, south, and west sides will probably never consider that and will likely see it as a design discrepancy...
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It makes sense if you look at the east side of the tower - the hotel horizontal bars are a continuation of the bars that run up the entire middle of the tower on the east side. The zig-zags on the sides of the office portion are a separate element.

Although more casual observers on the north, south, and west sides will probably never consider that and will likely see it as a design discrepancy...
Then a better solution would have been to use the beveling on the east side too.
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Well, this certainly isn't good news:

http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...ast-Tower.aspx

Keep in mind this is dated Sept 12:
It's older than that; it's copied directly from the PhillyMag article of August 22 that it links to, which in turn is derived from an Inquirer article of the same date, with no new information added.
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Then a better solution would have been to use the beveling on the east side too.
Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe they wanted a subtle but distinct difference between hotel & office segments (other than the obvious width change)?
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Restaurants announced

Globe-trotting chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hometown hero Greg Vernick — his onetime protégé and the James Beard Award-winning owner of Vernick Food & Drink — will open restaurants at the Comcast Technology Center, now rising above Center City, a representative of Comcast confirmed to The Inquirer.

The restaurants — whose names and precise concepts have not been disclosed — are to open in summer 2018, as Comcast and the Four Seasons Hotel occupy the 60-story building at 18th and Arch Streets.

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Finally got a chance to see the NBC Tower in Chicago up close, and all I kept saying was ...this is the "Art Deco CTC." Lord Norman Foster designed a new Apple store on the Chicago River close by that was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School-style. I don't think there's any question that Foster/Comcast had the NBC Tower in mind when finalizing CTC (people mentioned this when the CTC renderings were first released, but after seeing it up close--no doubt about it). Foster seems to like to tip his design-cap to others once in a while with his new works.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_Tower

Big difference is the number of tiers/setbacks that make the Chicago tower more graceful. Sorry, but the CITC is like this building's big oaf cousin. I remember when the design was first unveiled someone here had photoshopped another setback below the current one, giving the tower a more graceful top. Like I said in the past, I am eagerly awaiting to see how the spire will balance things out.
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In town for a visit. Glad to post a few of my own pics :-)


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^Very nice. thanks

Nice to see Love Park progress (from above).
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