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Old Posted Jul 14, 2015, 2:30 PM
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Originally Posted by killaviews View Post
I think I like the original design better. The bow shape of the original south tower is more stylish and unique than the new designed. I almost wish it was a hybrid of both towers - keep the bow shape and add setbacks and a spire.

This could be a cost saving design. A tower without curves is probably cheaper.
It's also cheaper to have a tower where all of the floors are the same shape within each zone rather than having every floor slightly different, and therefore requiring custom slab edge form-work and a slightly different curtain wall design on every floor.

I'm not sold on the new design though. Like others have said, the proportions on the south tower setbacks are awkward and need more study.
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