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 The Spire
 video || 2018
         

 

This fence lined a circular foundation hole, of what was supposed to be one of the tallest sky scrapers in the world, the Chicago Spire. Imagine, a tower soaring floors above existing buildings. This building would have constructed the skyline in relation to itself, a clear hierarchy in the sky. In 2008, the project failed, financially.  And what remains is the foundation hole in direct opposition to what was imagined.  A cofferdam, meant to restrain water is flooded. And geotextile fence,  meant to keep soil in and creatures out is inflitrated, by a body. The lot is “vacant.” But in this “emptiness” a system grow like weeds through street cracks, an oasis in a foundation- is a foundation.

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