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Chicago_Forever Jul 12, 2015 1:19 PM

CHICAGO | Salesforce Tower | 850 FT | 60 FLOORS

munchymunch Jul 12, 2015 1:35 PM

Fuck yeah!!!! :cheers:

What a design too, just imagine looking up the river.

Notyrview Jul 12, 2015 2:12 PM

Now that is a Chicago style supertall! Love the nod to art deco/NBC tower/cleanness/simplicity. This is PoMo done right! Take notes RAMSA, o' begetter of turds and vaulted whorehouses.

LouisVanDerWright Jul 12, 2015 2:24 PM

Also, the description of the project now includes hotel in the plan as Sam and others have speculated. Hopefully this means the next tower will start soon! Hope it's the tallest that starts next as a hotel and condo building.

BVictor1 Jul 12, 2015 2:44 PM

The south (middle tower) tower will start next as they're moving west to east. There will be community meetings before this starts and the project will have to go back before the plan commission as per the alderman's commentary.

BVictor1 Jul 12, 2015 3:04 PM

cyked3 Jul 12, 2015 3:07 PM

I love both the South and West revised designs.

Wolf Point West already looks very tall from the river. These are going to look world class. With 150 Riverside, 444 West Lake, and Wanda Vista, and these towers, Chicago's river canyon is going to be incredible. Just think about how different it will be than 15 years ago?

sentinel Jul 12, 2015 3:12 PM


Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7092637) Crap. This is great! Love the redesign.

sentinel Jul 12, 2015 3:23 PM

*Please be over 1,200'. Please be over 1,200'.*

munchymunch Jul 12, 2015 3:30 PM


Originally Posted by sentinel (Post 7092643)
*Please be over 1,200'. Please be over 1,200'.*

Looks to be hovering around 1200 feet.

Where's the guy who counts pixels.

sentinel Jul 12, 2015 3:47 PM


Originally Posted by munchymunch (Post 7092648)
Looks to be hovering around 1200 feet.

Where's the guy who counts pixels.

Hahahahaha! I did count about 71-72 floors (for the South tower), but not sure how much of it at the top of parapet or full-thru floor.

HomrQT Jul 12, 2015 4:38 PM


Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7092637)

Has kind of a nod to Art Deco. Love it.

Randomguy34 Jul 12, 2015 4:44 PM

The current tower now looks a bit out of place from the current proposal

untitledreality Jul 12, 2015 4:46 PM


Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7092637)

Blown up for those who like to count/speculate these sorts of things.

hawainpanda Jul 12, 2015 5:13 PM

wow...actually did anyone else notice that the floors in the South Tower have significantly higher ceilings than the west tower? Makes me think the South tower will actually have office space vs the west tower...I'm all for more office space :tup:

rlw777 Jul 12, 2015 5:41 PM

Not to rain on the parade here but I think the floor height looking larger in the south tower and at least some of its height is due to the perspective. Remember the south tower is closer than the other two towers in this render and as a result looks bigger so comparisons might be off quite a bit.

Notyrview Jul 12, 2015 5:59 PM

Yeah, but we're still looking at 1,100 feet to top of spire at the very least.

BVictor1 Jul 12, 2015 6:32 PM


Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7092696)
Hell yeah. Should this get it's own thread?

Not yet, at least in my opinion. We don't have any other details other than a rendering.

A side-by-side for your scrutiny.

Remember that the west tower was originally going to be 525', but it ended up being 493'. All they have to do is shift around mass and other variables. Also, from recollection, they're not even using all the density they actually could.

Zapatan Jul 12, 2015 6:41 PM

Hell yea!

Looks 1000+ to the roof alone. I always had faith they'd pull through with a supertall :)

Domer2019 Jul 12, 2015 6:57 PM

I think the previous design had a lot more cohesiveness and looked very graceful over the river. This new render/proposal has a bit of in your face magnificence, begging viewers to look at it rather than 150 or 444. And really the lack of cohesiveness doesn't matter that much, because in terms of the skyline, the South and East towers will stand out a lot more and be much more recognizable. The East tower's design is now vastly superior to the blob it was before. It also looks like they've added green space in front of it; I'm not sure what spurred that.

I'm also confused as to why the glass appears to different than the West, perhaps they just wanted to copy+paste? Maybe it's just the shadows/reflections

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