Originally Posted by Zapatan
Yea I agree for sure, they should just add the base to the tower and make it an 800 footer
There are a couple big pieces of program held in the base, notably a fairly massive grand ballroom which occupies the Northern section [which is height restricted anyways because of the protected view corridor from the Odgen slip to Tribune Tower
] that would be hard to economically infuse into the tower itself.
Its not perfect, not its not the worst thing I have ever seen either.
*Since everyone is discussing the height, does anyone know where the 625' (670' w/mechanical) number is being measured from? It could be off a solid 20' if measured from upper Water.