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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 11:05 PM
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You know, the imperfectons of the glass bothered me so much less today. When the glass was first going up and there was nothing else to look at, it had a large impact. But as the tower grows and you're staring up at the size of it, it's not as big a deal anymore.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 11:16 PM
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Messing around with some closeups.....
Those are brilliant shots. Really sexy.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 11:29 PM
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Umm..... the Peri website calles this the 'Trump International Hotel and CASINO'!!! I have been not aware of CASINO, I do remember 'Trump International Hotel and Tower', but 'Trump Tower Chicago' sounds much better, the 'fun house glass' that was a weird ridicule earlier in this thread (i think) looks just fine. Perhaps it is intentional I think it looks sorta cool.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 2:37 AM
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The aesthetics of the glass are dependant upon the viewing angle and the direction of the sun relative to that viewing angle...
     
     
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That face stone on the walkway between wrigley and trump Is UGLY.
I don't think so, I think it looks cool with that black stone (Black Granite?) they used as pavers. Then again I grew up in a town that was built using what is probably some of the best limestone quarries in the Midwest in the 1800's... So I guess I have a thing for limestone...
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 2:58 AM
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How come some of the panes of glass are a dark purple? Will they change those?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 3:52 AM
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They are not changing any panes of glass. Unless they are broken they stay as is. The face stone is from Jeruslam. Everyone I have spoken with says that it does not go with the look of the tower.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 4:12 AM
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Clearly taking shape by now. The glass follows the concrete closer than in usual skyscraper projects. Any reason for that?
     
     
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^^ marketing purposes, I'd bet. The Donald is always aware of appearances.
     
     
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Would I be correct in assuming that the darker spots are opened windows on floors that have crews working on the interior of the building? I have to say I dig the look. Having random open windows helps hide the waviness and gives it an interesting look. I think it makes it seem more livable and less like some giant monolith.
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 7:07 AM
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Those are brilliant shots. Really sexy.
thanks. They turned out cooler than I thought they would.
     
     
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That face stone on the walkway between wrigley and trump Is UGLY.
Yup.

Though...its Trump. What can you expect?
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Yup.

Though...its Trump. What can you expect?
I notice you always hate on this building. Is it because of your hate for the man, or really hate the design?
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2007, 12:17 AM
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Don't hate the building, but I definately don't like it either. I haven't really figred out WHAT to think of it yet, but then again, its still going up.

Trumps behavior otherwise makes me bash it a bit more than I should. Mostly his can-do/no-can-do/a-spire-will-make-it-better/i-could-have-done/your-building-sucks attitude that pisses me off to this point.

But, the building CLEARLY has issues, so I feel I'm justified. Meh...can't like em all.
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ok....what are the issues you see? I dont really see anything that stands out as bad thus far.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2007, 1:37 AM
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I think it's a very good skyscraper. Of course, I don't think there's any sane person would admit "Liking trump the man" (I sure as hell don't), But this skyscraper is so sleek, so clean.
     
     
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Yea, as I've said before, its not the most ground-breaking design but I think it does an exceptional job because of it's location, Baker kind of touched on this in the video that was posted in one of these threads...
     
     
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How come the windows are exactly the same as those on Burj Dubai
It even has the same 'off' coloured rows as BD ?
     
     
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ok....what are the issues you see? I dont really see anything that stands out as bad thus far.
He despises the glass, which is obviously a pretty big thing to dislike. But, he truly doesn't really mind anything else. Its just his hatred for trump thats hijacking his brain. Right, Alliance? of course I'm right


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How come the windows are exactly the same as those on Burj Dubai
It even has the same 'off' coloured rows as BD ?
you know, it probably has something to do with both buildings being designed by the same architect... I've heard of trump being called mini-BD before, which I guess I'll accept
     
     
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