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View Poll Results: Would live in a Skyscraper that is 2000 feet tall?
Yes 21 35.00%
No 39 65.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-20-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I would live only on the first floor or second floor but would never live anywhere above the third floor because I'm afraid of heights.

News, Chicago Planning Board Approves Proposal for U.S.'s Tallest Skyscraper.

CHICAGO — The city's planning board has endorsed a proposal for a twisting lakefront tower that would become the nation's tallest building.

With Thursday's approval from the Chicago Plan Commission, the design and site plan for the 2,000-foot Chicago Spire goes to the city zoning committee next week.

"This is a wonderful project, and everyone is very enthused," said Constance Buscemi, spokeswoman for the city's planning department.

The 150-story tower, which would feature 1,200 residences, would unseat Chicago's 1,451-foot Sears Tower as the tallest U.S. building. It would also top New York's 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, under construction at the former World Trade Center site.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,267443,00.html
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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No way!
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'd love to! I've always wanted to live in a high-rise condo especially in a great city like Chicago (a bit too cold for me though). It looks like a great project and can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I love skyscrapers, but that's too tall even for me. I don't think I'd live there, even on the lower levels. It might be paranoid but I'd be worried about being a potential terrorist target.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I think it would very scary to live in a skyscraper. My sister used to work at 2 World Trade Center in NYC and whenever I visited her for lunch (I used to worked at 5 WTC), the building would sway back and forth due to the high winds. Like dullnboring, I also cannot live in a skyscraper or any highly visible structure due to possible terrorist attacks.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I worked in a skyscraper in San Francisco and during heavy weather, the coffee in my cup would ripple back and forth. I could also feel the building sway. I never felt safe in that building and worried about fire...and earthquakes which shake really good in highrise buildings let me tell you!
With all these crazy radical idiots now running around targeting any landmark, it would be difficult for me to try and get to sleep on the 145th floor knowing that a 9/11 repeat could smash into the building and I get to fall 1800 ft. to my death in my 800tc sheets and underwear. No thanks.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I voted "YES." Folks, you can't allow the terrorists to win by scaring us away from achieving our dreams. I'm considering leaving Scranton now to see what life might be like in a major U.S. city (I'm pondering Manhattan believe it or not), and I'd certainly consider living in the upper floors of a skyscraper. I know I'll eventually tire of the hustle and bustle of "The Big Apple," but I just want to see what it might be like to live near liberals, minorities, and potential dates! I'm well aware that New York City being the victim of a major terrorist attack again in the future is moreso a question of "when" instead of "if", but I'd rather die living my life happily over staying safe and never getting to live it up amongst "my kind" (the eccentric nerdy scrawny white guys with the hundred dollar hair gel budgets).
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:14 PM
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I like living closer to the ground (has nothing to do with any sort of fears of a terrorist attack, I just like neighborhoods with two and three flats and stoops where you can walk down the street and chat with people better than high-rise living), but I'm quite excited that this thing is one step closer to being built. If I'm still living in the same two-flat I currently live in now, I'll be able to see it every day at the end of my street when they are done.

I don't mind working in skyscrapers, I have for many years.

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Old 04-22-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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No. Living in a skyscraper would mean living downtown in a city. I prefer a little more space around me.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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No, I don't think so. I would feel so compressed in there LOL.
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