Archinect - News 2017-08-24T06:40:49-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150022096/fxfowle-proposes-attaching-300-foot-spire-to-skyscraper-to-become-hudson-yards-tallest FXFOWLE proposes attaching 300-foot spire to skyscraper to become Hudson Yards' tallest Julia Ingalls 2017-08-10T12:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T20:13:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y2/y20090z83y7x2zig.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards has been making headlines in recent months...But immediately to the northwest, another tower that&rsquo;s been in the making for an equally long period of time may have just received a boost to become the tallest of them all. A new rendering of the Moinian Group&rsquo;s 3 Hudson Boulevard has surfaced, showing both an updated design for the building itself, as well as the addition of a 300-foot spire, that would make the supertall the tallest in the neighborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite years of vigorous effort in the Hudson Yards, the Related Companies may not have the tallest skyscraper of them all, thanks to FXFOWLE's proposed spire-tastic tower on 3 Hudson Boulevard. Nothing's final as of yet, but as YIMBY notes, "Back in 2012, YIMBY heard speculation that the tower, previously dubbed The Girasole,&nbsp;could rise as tall as 432 Park Avenue. While 1,350 feet isn&rsquo;t quite 1,397 feet, the new height would certainly rival the supertalls of 57th Street, ranking in between 30 Hudson Yards&rsquo; approximately 1,300-foot parapet, and 432 Park Avenue, as the city&rsquo;s fifth tallest building&nbsp;measured by pinnacle."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149936792/chicago-spire-s-gaping-hole-to-be-hidden-behind-piles-of-dirt Chicago Spire's gaping hole to be hidden behind piles of dirt Alexander Walter 2016-03-28T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:54:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ic/ic8ypbvxbe1mlthq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was supposed to be a strutting 150-story lakefront symbol of the city's virility &mdash; but eight years after construction of the Chicago Spire skyscraper ground to a halt, the gaping hole where it was to have stood has instead become an enduring reminder of the Great Recession. So owner Related Midwest is now hiding the unsightly circular hole that would have formed the foundation of the world's second-tallest building behind a pile of dirt.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87047/chicago-spire-developer-in-talks-with-afl-cio-for-funding" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer in talks with AFL-CIO for funding</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-25T14:26:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:08:16-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/bg/bgjbi5wk9h2qvtv9.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project Archinect 2014-02-07T17:52:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:42-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ge/geev88pohms7ilgn.jpg" width="650" height="739" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/81208741/vanity-height-the-use-less-space-in-today-s-tallest Vanity Height: the Use-less Space in Today’s Tallest Alexander Walter 2013-09-06T12:49:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:47:24-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vm/vm28bkpcyxksyaxv.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We noticed in Journal 2013 Issue I&rsquo;s case study on Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, that a fair amount of the top of the building seemed to be an unoccupied spire. This prompted us to investigate the increasing trend towards extreme spires and other extensions of tall buildings that do not enclose usable space, and create a new term to describe this &ndash; Vanity Height, i.e., the distance between a skyscraper&rsquo;s highest occupiable floor and its architectural top, as determined by CTBUH Height Criteria.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/72365496/watch-the-spire-travel-to-the-top-of-one-world-trade-center Watch The Spire Travel to the Top of One World Trade Center sara@curbed 2013-05-02T17:20:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T02:31:06-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/0a/0ajo2tjbmuuzdmuq.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After traveling from Newark to New York City via barge in December and waiting a while for clear weather, the spire finally made its way to the top of One World Trade Center this morning. The project isn't quite finished&mdash;sections 17 and 18 of the spire were raised to a temporary work platform and will be installed by ironworkers later&mdash;but Curbed video editor David Sherwin headed downtown this morning to watch the spire's hoisting. Take a look.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>