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Chicago Spire, Chicago, United States

Monday 11 Dec 2006

Final twist in Calatrava design

Chicago Spire by Santiago Calatrava in Chicago, United States
Shelbourne Development/Santiago Calatrava 
Chicago Spire by Santiago Calatrava in Chicago, United States
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09/02/12 kevin, chicago
Be sure to visit this project's colossal hole in the ground to be filled later with the money and body parts of its developers and creditors. Known then as the 'drill bit', the project was never economically viable nor warranted in an overbuilt market. Too bad for Garrett Kelleher- brash development huckster.
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07/02/12 Luis, Chicago
This was abandoned.
22/09/09 tiasmith, ny
I visited first time your site and I like it very much and glad to be the part if it.
Tia smith

The City of Chicago has begun its final review of Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire design. 

Calatrava's twisting 2,000-foot-tall building was officially filed for final design. The initial design for the project was unveiled in May 2005. Refinements, to the new design include eliminating a broadcast antenna, eliminating the proposal for hotel and retail space and giving a more organic feel which is more in keeping with the tradition of Chicago's skyscrapers. Calatrava has proposed building two bridges on the site. One across the Chicago River-designed so it can pivot to accommodate water traffic-will connect the Chicago Spire's plaza with the lakefront bicycle trail to the south. A second, on the north side will connect the site to DuSable Park. The design also includes enhancements for DuSable Park, including a pavilion and boat landing, to bring light, colour and activity to a now-forbidding section of road below Lake Shore Drive.

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