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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 7:15 PM
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Side note: It's kinda funny how with all these great photo's of the building going up, you never see anyone actually working on the building. Does everyone here take shots on the construction workers lunch breaks? LOL
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 8:36 PM
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Side note: It's kinda funny how with all these great photo's of the building going up, you never see anyone actually working on the building. Does everyone here take shots on the construction workers lunch breaks? LOL
Having worked on construction sites in my younger days when you see someone walking around taking pictures it usually means bad news. So I think it's a sign of respect from the great photographers we are graced with here that they don't take pictures of guys and gals while working.

Personally though I think it's badass and like to see the men and women who build these beasts at work. Just my two cents.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 9:24 PM
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Side note: It's kinda funny how with all these great photo's of the building going up, you never see anyone actually working on the building. Does everyone here take shots on the construction workers lunch breaks? LOL
Most of the work is inside at this stage - look back to foundation work and you will see a "few" workers in the shots. Also the construction entrance is at the end of a blocked off dead end so the usual unloading area is out of reach.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 11:19 PM
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Most of the work is inside at this stage - look back to foundation work and you will see a "few" workers in the shots. Also the construction entrance is at the end of a blocked off dead end so the usual unloading area is out of reach.
Look a the last 2 months of pics of this buildings exterior. Show me a single photo of a guy (or gal) actually installing the glass. Just a meaningless observation I thought was amusing. It's like they work under the cover of darkness. Or maybe it's like what Pitt said. Camera shy.

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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 11:39 PM
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if it's workers you want to see i suggest OCS...
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 5:35 AM
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Look a the last 2 months of pics of this buildings exterior. Show me a single photo of a guy (or gal) actually installing the glass. Just a meaningless observation I thought was amusing. It's like they work under the cover of darkness. Or maybe it's like what Pitt said. Camera shy.
Anything else...?

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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 7:44 AM
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The colors of this glass are insane!

What do yall like more? This tower or Trump Tower?
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:34 AM
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Ask us a few months after Vista is finished once we've had more time to look at the finished product. Vista is stunning at the moment, but 401 N Wabash is also perfect.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 5:35 PM
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Trump Tower and Vista are in their own eras. TT looked phenomenal in 2008, and is aging well, but now that bland, blue glass has pretty much run its course, we're seeing Architects exploring the next phase of facade treatments. If Vista is any indication of the 2020 architectural era, then we're in for some real treats!
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 6:58 PM
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IMO Trump Tower's appeal is immediate, whereas Vista is like a piece of art that requires much more examination and gradual discovery. Vista looks so different from different angles due to its asymmetry, and the variation in window color depends on not only viewing angle but also weather conditions. Vista is artistic and deep. As striking as Trump Tower is, its design is far more straightforward.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 10:58 PM
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Anything else...?

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Hey! There's one. Where's his helpers?! LOL. 2nd tallest building in Chicago. Who's on the clock today? Oh. It's Joe. He's caulking on the blow thru.

(I'm only kidding. Great, great building!)
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 11:01 PM
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if it's workers you want to see i suggest OCS...
I don't want to see anything. Its a fucking observation.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 12:00 AM
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no it's a clearly a blow-through!

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Hey! There's one. Where's his helpers?! LOL. 2nd tallest building in Chicago. Who's on the clock today? Oh. It's Joe. He's caulking on the blow thru.

(I'm only kidding. Great, great building!)
Who’s Joe?
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 1:29 AM
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Snapped this on Saturday, but as SolarWind's photos show, I'm still in the camp that this building looks best on overcast days

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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 1:29 AM
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Probably one of the best Vista pics yet ^^^


Also, that blow through floor would make a siiick apartment, in theory
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 1:41 AM
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Who’s Joe?
Ahhhh. That's a joke for the kiddies Lincolnlover2005. Also, bhawk66 I burst out laughing after I read that!
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 3:29 AM
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Ahhhh. That's a joke for the kiddies Lincolnlover2005. Also, bhawk66 I burst out laughing after I read that!



Such a fun ride watching this thing go up. This building rocks. Love that home town (state) girl Jeanne rules this. Masterstroke.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 3:44 AM
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The facade has a hint of psychedelia in its apparent appearance when staring at it. The way it shifts hues within the facade depending on the light and most importantly, the angle of perspective. In otherwords, it becomes a new tower facade wise depending if one is looking at it from the North, South, East/West.

As seen in the pic set in post #6538 by BVictor1.

This particular shot I really like by BVictor 1:



Almost as if the tower is breathing.

Not many towers can pull this type of look off where its a treat for the eyes depending on the direction one is facing. The view from the harbor/lake is one of the weakest perspectives IMO, but the angle above, is bravo!

I don't want to say it doesn't look good from a far, but the angle one is viewing this matters IMO. Like from the Park, Grant Park I believe, it is not its best moment, but from a river angle, its amazing.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 4:19 PM
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IMO Trump Tower's appeal is immediate, whereas Vista is like a piece of art that requires much more examination and gradual discovery. Vista looks so different from different angles due to its asymmetry, and the variation in window color depends on not only viewing angle but also weather conditions. Vista is artistic and deep. As striking as Trump Tower is, its design is far more straightforward.
That is my observation also. Your note correlates with what I've read of Monet's water garden at Giverny.
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