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So I've seen early renderings of this thing a few months back. I'm sure the design has evolved since what I saw, but it didn't have a spire. I would qualify it under the skinny skyscraper trend mentioned. It definitely doesn't look like what's on that Chicago Architecture.org site. I'd also say the top is a glassy modern nod to the neighboring tribune crown. Again, the design may have changed completely from when I last saw it.
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Man, at first when I read about this in an article headline, I thought they were going to tear down the Tribune Tower to build this. My heart was in my throat for few seconds until I scrambled to read further.

Chicago has been doing it right lately with these supertall announcements. I can't wait to see what they're planning.
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How come i am picturing 311 S Wacker right now.......
First thing that came to mind for me was the top of the Frost Bank tower in Austin:



Smith is a much more talented architect though, and this won't be such a squat building.
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The first thing that came to my mind was Adrian Smith's old unbuilt Dearborn Center proposal from the late '80s.

Said to be inspired by tribune tower, it would have stood 85 floors / 1,135'.


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^Ditto... That popped into my brain as well.
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The first thing that came to my mind was Adrian Smith's old unbuilt Dearborn Center proposal from the late '80s.

Said to be inspired by tribune tower, it would have stood 85 floors / 1,135'.


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Yes sir, same thought here. If I had to guess this will be similar massing but more stripped down or with more neo modernist facade detailing like Trump Tower. Would be cool if it had real limestone features all the way up to match Tribune, but no way that's going to happen.
     
     
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Massive New Michigan Ave Tower Uncovered and What It Might Look Like.



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I really hope it's not just a slab. I know that's just a generic image to show the envelope of that height. I can't stand the trend of slab supertalls. Chicago is a city of icons, slabby/boxy supertalls are not iconic.
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I really hope it's not just a slab. I know that's just a generic image to show the envelope of that height. I can't stand the trend of slab supertalls. Chicago is a city of icons, slabby/boxy supertalls are not iconic.
You don't think Sears, Hancock, or Aon are "iconic"?

Also there is a 0% chance that this will be a slab if Adrian Smith is the architect.

On that note it's actually amazing how prolific Adrian Smith has become. This corner of town will have three significant designs from his different periods: NBC, Trump and Tribune. How many architects in Chicago have gotten such center stage? How many of them have designed the tallest buildings on Earth in serial for decades? Despite that fact, Smith is almost unknown publicly, he doesn't get the starchitect press, he seems very humble and happy to just keep living the dream cranking out the most impressive structures in human history. We are truly in a golden age for tall buildings and Chicago architects are still on top, literally.

Hopefully Smith brings home everything he has learned designing the biggest supertalls and drops a masterpiece on us.

For example, every time I look at their website there is something like this:

http://smithgill.com/media/images/pr...511019_n58.jpg

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I'm not a fan of that old 80's PoMo Dearborn Center proposal how about something a little more like SHoP's 9 Dekalb in Brooklyn.
     
     
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^^ Agreed. 9 Dekalb would be absolutely perfect.
     
     
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This sounds interesting and it would be great watching it go up from the Willis Tower Sky Deck (its still the Sears Tower to me and just to show my age I remember when Montgomery Wards was HQed in Chicago as well)..
     
     
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This is not AT ALL what it will look like, merely a massing 'slab' that the creator of that website made. The actual design will not be released for a while, possibly months.
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Summer time it will be presented to the commission. Hopefully some leaks can occur of the info or pics of it.
     
     
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I could build a very rough 3d massing based off of the renderings I saw.
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I could build a very rough 3d massing based off of the renderings I saw.
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You don't think Sears, Hancock, or Aon are "iconic"?

Also there is a 0% chance that this will be a slab if Adrian Smith is the architect.

On that note it's actually amazing how prolific Adrian Smith has become. This corner of town will have three significant designs from his different periods: NBC, Trump and Tribune. How many architects in Chicago have gotten such center stage? How many of them have designed the tallest buildings on Earth in serial for decades? Despite that fact, Smith is almost unknown publicly, he doesn't get the starchitect press, he seems very humble and happy to just keep living the dream cranking out the most impressive structures in human history. We are truly in a golden age for tall buildings and Chicago architects are still on top, literally.

Hopefully Smith brings home everything he has learned designing the biggest supertalls and drops a masterpiece on us.

For example, every time I look at their website there is something like this:

http://smithgill.com/media/images/pr...511019_n58.jpg
Sears and Hancock definitely are. I don't really consider them to be slabs. I was talking more about rectangular or strictly square shaped buildings. I actually like Sears and Hancock specifically because they aren't just slabs. Aon is debatable, but I wouldn't really call it a slab either.

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Standard Oil may not be iconic, but I genuinely hope you get banned and break your ankle if you are going to stand by your statement that the Sears tower and Hancock are not "iconic". Fuck outta here boi, take that weak shit somewhere else.
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You don't think Sears, Hancock, or Aon are "iconic"?

Also there is a 0% chance that this will be a slab if Adrian Smith is the architect.

On that note it's actually amazing how prolific Adrian Smith has become. This corner of town will have three significant designs from his different periods: NBC, Trump and Tribune. How many architects in Chicago have gotten such center stage? How many of them have designed the tallest buildings on Earth in serial for decades? Despite that fact, Smith is almost unknown publicly, he doesn't get the starchitect press, he seems very humble and happy to just keep living the dream cranking out the most impressive structures in human history. We are truly in a golden age for tall buildings and Chicago architects are still on top, literally.

Hopefully Smith brings home everything he has learned designing the biggest supertalls and drops a masterpiece on us.

For example, every time I look at their website there is something like this:
No offense, but I wouldn't exactly call Adrian Smith "humble". I will say he may be humble in the architect world, but when it comes to wealth that man is anything but. Next time you see someone pull up in a Ferrari every morning to McDonalds for breakfast come back to me.
     
     
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