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BuildThemTaller Jan 12, 2022 3:49 PM

That's great news. With the new office towers near the confluence, there had been a bit of a plateau developing there. An extra 15 feet isn't much, but it's enough to help Salesforce stick out just enough above its neighbors in the skyline.

the urban politician Jan 12, 2022 4:25 PM

Good news but nobody will notice 15 feet

Shoulda been over 900’

Steely Dan Jan 12, 2022 5:18 PM

^ yeah, +15' is rather esoteric stuff that could only ever matter to stat nerds like us.

And while every single vertical foot added to this project is welcome, in the real world, a 1.8% height increase is relatively meaningless as far as casual observation goes.

Now, if we were talking about a >10% height increase, then that would actually start to make a real world difference

thegoatman Jan 12, 2022 5:30 PM

I wish we could switch the Salesforce Tower SF got with the one we're currently constructing. That would've been great. But I'm not mad about this.

BuildThemTaller Jan 12, 2022 6:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9500721)
^ yeah, +15' is rather esoteric stuff that could only ever matter to stat nerds like us.

And while every single vertical foot added to this project is welcome, in the real world, a 1.8% height increase is relatively meaningless as far as casual observation goes.

Now, if we were talking about a >10% height increase, then that would actually start to make a real world difference

You're comparing the increase to an unfinished building. The next-tallest tower near there is 110 N Wacker, which is 814 ft. The difference between the height went from 21 to 36 ft, which is a noticeable difference when viewed from afar.

River Point and 150 N Riverside are ~730 ft, so a difference of 105 vs 120 ft. From where the core is now, I think that's enough to have a noticeable height increase relative to its neighbors.

More height, something like 900-950, would have been even better.

left of center Jan 12, 2022 6:23 PM

Considering the location of this tower at the river confluence, we really should be looking at a supertall. Sad that couldn't be the case, but 850 ft isn't bad, and certainly beats a parking lot with an unabridged view of the Apparel Center. Ill gladly take that extra 15' :)

r18tdi Jan 12, 2022 9:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 9500792)
The next-tallest tower near there is 110 N Wacker, which is 814 ft. The difference between the height went from 21 to 36 ft, which is a noticeable difference when viewed from afar.

Really? Like you'd be able to tell from, say, the United Center? I kinda doubt it.

BuildThemTaller Jan 12, 2022 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9501089)
Really? Like you'd be able to tell from, say, the United Center? I kinda doubt it.

Here's a shot posted on the last page. The top of the tower is going to be, what, 10 feet higher than the core right now? I think it's noticeable enough
of a height difference between its neighbors when you get out a half mile or more.

[QUOTE=chris08876;9492644]https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...b71f983f1.jpeg

Steely Dan Jan 12, 2022 11:06 PM

^ but it's still very much in the same ballpark as the others. the extra 15' are not going to make a very noticeable difference to the casual skyline observer.

yes, obsessive eagle-eyed skylines nerds like us will take notice, but it's still not a terribly meaningful height bump in the real world.

now if it had been a 150 ft increase..... well that would obviously be quite noticeable.

rivernorthlurker Jan 12, 2022 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9501262)
^ but it's still very much in the same ballpark as the others. the extra 15' are not going to make a very noticeable difference to the casual skyline observer.

yes, obsessive eagle-eyed skylines nerds like us will take notice, but it's still not a terribly meaningful height bump in the real world.

now if it had been a 150 ft increase..... well that would obviously be quite noticeable.

The extra 15' is more of a 'feeling' than something you notice. ;)

BVictor1 Jan 13, 2022 1:56 AM

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untitledreality Jan 13, 2022 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 9500792)
The difference between the height went from 21 to 36 ft, which is a noticeable difference when viewed from afar.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 9501121)
The top of the tower is going to be, what, 10 feet higher than the core right now? I think it's noticeable enough
of a height difference between its neighbors when you get out a half mile or more.

Someone get this man a glass of water.

BuildThemTaller Jan 13, 2022 3:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9501262)
^ but it's still very much in the same ballpark as the others. the extra 15' are not going to make a very noticeable difference to the casual skyline observer.

yes, obsessive eagle-eyed skylines nerds like us will take notice, but it's still not a terribly meaningful height bump in the real world.

now if it had been a 150 ft increase..... well that would obviously be quite noticeable.

Why would we consider the casual observers of the skyline on this forum?

I wanted this to be 950+ feet tall, but that ship sailed when they axed the hotel. When I see pics of this (haven't been to Chicago since the core got above WPS), it looks very prominent. The extra 15 feet helps is all I'm saying.

harryc Jan 13, 2022 3:41 AM

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rivernorthlurker Jan 15, 2022 10:00 PM

1/15/22

Topped out.

I empathize with everyone about 'wishing it was taller', but if you showed the forum this view back in the skyscraper doldrums of 2015 I think most of us would have had to pick our jaws up off the floor.

https://i.imgur.com/z8OMYB6.jpg

Tombstoner Jan 15, 2022 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9503975)
Jan 13


Beautifully composed shot--very atmospheric :tup:

southoftheloop Jan 16, 2022 1:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9504460)
1/15/22

Topped out.

I empathize with everyone about 'wishing it was taller', but if you showed the forum this view back in the skyscraper doldrums of 2015 I think most of us would have had to pick our jaws up off the floor.

https://i.imgur.com/z8OMYB6.jpg

Azul

Drcastro Jan 16, 2022 6:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rivernorthlurker (Post 9504460)
1/15/22

Topped out.

I empathize with everyone about 'wishing it was taller', but if you showed the forum this view back in the skyscraper doldrums of 2015 I think most of us would have had to pick our jaws up off the floor.

https://i.imgur.com/z8OMYB6.jpg

This view is really making me wish it had a spire :)

left of center Jan 17, 2022 3:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Drcastro (Post 9504881)
This view is really making me wish it had a spire :)

Never too late to stick a 150' flagpole on top of it and claim its a supertall :haha:


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