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'the chicago spire' by santiago calatrava
jun 08, 2008
'the chicago spire' by santiago calatrava


the chicago spire

architect santiago calatrava is currently working on the chicago spire, a massive 600m skyscraper that will
dominate the chicago skyline when it is complete in 2011. the building will have 150 floors featuring around 1,000
residences and will be the second tallest building in the world. unlike other tall buildings which are multi-functional
the chicago spire will be an all residential building. the twisting design was inspired by nature, as most of
calatrava’s work is. particular influence was drawn from spiralling snail shells. each floor is rotated 2.44 degrees
from the one below, totallaing 360 degrees. sustainably speaking the building is planned to receive a gold LEED
rating. the residences in a building of this monumental stature are definetly not cheap, prices range from 750,000
to 40 million USD.

http://www.thechicagospire.com
http://www.calatrava.com


the chicago spire


the view from floor 140


view of the chicago spire from ground level


the facade


the chicago spire


sketches of the chicago spire by santiago calatrava


sketches of the chicago spire by santiago calatrava

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