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Old Posted Jan 12, 2022, 5:18 PM
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^ 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
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2022, 5:30 PM
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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.
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^ 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.
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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'
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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.
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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.

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^ 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.
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^ 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.
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The difference between the height went from 21 to 36 ft, which is a noticeable difference when viewed from afar.
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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.
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^ 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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

This view is really making me wish it had a spire
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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
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 12:56 AM
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Riding on the brown line around North Ave, Salesforce matched up against Willis shockingly well. (wasn't able to get a good pic) I suppose this is because it is much closer but it really added a pairlike bulk to this part of the skyline. Looking forward to seeing more from this angle when finished.
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