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Old October 24th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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And the award goes to...

And the award goes to......the developer/development which has done the best job ofexpanding the downtown Chicago area furtherst out from its periphery.

In other words, what project(s) do you believe have, by their ability to open slightly further down the road, done the best job of getting the city's core to spread outward...north, south, or west.

They probably have met with some degree of risk by not building in the next closest in spot, but saw where the city's skyline was going and developed in gthat direction.

I'll give you, as example, since it so far in the past and would not be likely selected today:when Wards built a high rise building adjacent to its original complex of buildings, it helped draw the skyline northwest ward along the river.
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Central Station.

OMP specifically for moving the skyline southward boldly
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Old October 24th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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^ yeah, for the current boom, the award for greatest skyline stretcher has to go to OMP. 700+ feet down at roosevelt. i honestly never expected to live long enough to see such a day.

the award for all-time skyline stretcher has to go to hancock though. it was truly an out of place beast when it was built up on the mag mile back in the late '60s.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #4
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the award for all-time skyline stretcher has to go to hancock though. it was truly an out of place beast when it was built up on the mag mile back in the late '60s.
Ouch! Dan, thanks for making me feel incredibly stupid for missing the obvioius!

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I realize it was campus related (and nowhere else to go), but how about University Hall at UIC for making an early statement west of the Ryan and Kennedy?
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Old October 25th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #5
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the sears wasent exactly in skyscraper heaven when it was built in its location , most of the current skyscrapers of that area were built after the sears but there were highrises and a general downtown type of presence in that area.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #6
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the sears wasent exactly in skyscraper heaven when it was built in its location , most of the current skyscrapers of that area were built after the sears but there were highrises and a general downtown type of presence in that area.
wicked, sears certainly had a huge part in drawing the office sector of the Loop westward to the N/S Wacker...and the nearby commuter rail stations. No way this one doesn't belong on the list.
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