Frank Lloyd Wright’s mile-high tower

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Known as “The Illinois”; based on several renderings FLW did.

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    The big problem was that in order to get people around, most of the building (and most of the power use) would have been elevators. The rest would go to fire stairs, plumbing and other mechanicals. Only about 30% would have been useable space. If you had an office on the 520th floor you would have needed 50 minutes to get there from the ground floor.


    Remember, it was designed in 1956 – the definition of “high speed elevator” was a little different back then

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca

    Wow you confidently bullshitted an entire most from your busted ass brain. Everything there you just made up. How fucked up are you, loser?


    Magie, charming as usual – look it up, son- maybe you’ll learn something. It’s not likely, but there’s always a chance.

    Have to admit – I’ve never “bullshitted an entire most” How do you bullshit a most, mags?


    Oh, and Mags – if you’re thinking about the “outside elevator proposal” forget it, not in a mile tall building in Chicago in winter. Not even in 2012

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca

    Look up Kingdom Tower you simple fuck.

    And typically while I call you out for bullshitting again you fixate on a typo.

    Is this in some half wit libfag handbook? When you have no way to actually argue or compete just make a pest of yourself and hope people get caught up in the incidental distraction rather than remembering what a stupid fucking lying prick you are?

    Wanna see my tax returns while you’re at it?


    Sure, Maggie – and we all know the same technology existed in 1956 as exists now – the Kingdom tower isn’t scheduled for completion until 2018. Plus, the Kingdom Tower is only supposed to be 156 floors (the rest is a spire), the Illinois was designed to be 528 floors – Kinda apples and oranges, no? And even at 156 floors, the KT needs 69 elevators, care to guess how many elevators a building with three times the square footage and more than three times the height would need? Is that what you call an argument, Mags? Or are you… Read more »


    birth certificate also, nigger is from canada

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca

    The Kingdom Tower’s plans have never been released but this asshole right here…he knows how it’s going to be built and the number of floors that will be on it. Because he read speculation and that’s all his kind needs. Facts be damned. Maybe next time you google something you take some time to read it and understand it instead of trying to bullshit your way out of being called on your bullshit? The Kingdom Tower’s designs haven’t even been finalized but you know exact figures on it because you scanned wikipedia. I mean ffs put a little effort in.… Read more »