Sunday, July 31, 2005

A beautiful building for the greatest city in the world



Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times, these are drawings of the proposed Fordham Spire, which would be the tallest building in the nation.

I hope it gets built.

Just stunning.

14 comments:

Bill Baar said...

Put the money in the neigborhoods. We don't need this.

Nelly said...

Another great site to see in our Great City!
hugs.

MDS said...

I would love to see it, but I think it's extraordinarily unlikely. There just isn't the market for skyscraper tenants that there once was.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but damn would it be cool!
--DCV

Lazerlou said...

I think it is very cool. Curl.

Anonymous said...

money in the neighborhoods would be smart.

some of the older buildings need to be renovated to be competitive.

what are vacancy rates on high rises.

this looks cool, and it might be good. but it also might be hubris, pride, phallic and not rational.

Nathan Kaufman said...

Thanks for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Dan shows his Republican side.

Lazerlou said...

irrational hubris is what has made our country what it is today. The greatest country. Ever. Huge engineering projects are profound in that they are unique expression of what makes us most human of all, our ability not only to reason and use tools and manipulate nature, but to do it together. Go progress!

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

It would be so cool. And people will pay for cool. Look at Trump Tower -- that building got sold, one premium-priced condo at a time. A building as stunning as this one will attract the money people who like art. And with all the property tax that this building will generate, we'll be able to finance neighborhood infrastructure (Bill). These mega-projects also help create affordable housing, because when there's a glut of housing, prices come down. So build it! Build it!

Anonymous said...

Trump went bankrupt? The tv and media attention bail him out. His real estate prowess may not.

If the new building or other highrises go bankrupt, would you (the govt and taxpayers) be up for bailing out the owners or developers?

Nathan Kaufman said...

See article below:

http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=74

Bill Baar said...

Well people pay rent to have an office or condo in this kind of cool? What's the vacancy rate in Sears tower now?

Anonymous said...

look what Perot is up to these days. He is investing in intellectual property - undervalued patents, trademarks, etc.

we should build something very light and very valuable. this would be cool.