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Old October 27th, 2004, 01:08 AM   #41
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Glad to know I'm not alone in my thinking

Just me and tent's .04!
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Old October 27th, 2004, 09:43 AM   #42
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Also there seems to be some type of activity on Wabash and Pearson, they tore down a small restaurant and the parking lot is now closed.... The land is owned by Loyola, does anyone have any info?
Is that possibly the site of The Clare at Water Tower? They are likely to be getting the site ready for that tower now.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 09:07 PM   #43
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Glad to know I'm not alone in my thinking

Just me and tent's .04!
Make that .06!

I uaually agree with what Blair has to say. He has a real talent for noting complexities within a design that are often not obvious, yet when he brings them up, it is quite clear.

Geoff, I agree that what is on Wabash and everything west of it don't have much bearing on what should or shouldn't be considered impactful on the Mich Ave streetwall, the lone exception to me would be if there were a building the size of the Sears Tower on Wabash, The Sears Tower is such a mamoth building, it would definately need to be considered what the impact would be on the Mich Ave streetwall.
For me, I think that the best vantage point of the streetwall is from the east side of the street, and not in the park. The most impact in my mind is when only the traffic is between you and this massive wall of historic structures, you are far enough away to get a good view of the buildings, yet close enough to feel the weight of them on your line of vision. From that point, there isn't much that is visable from Wabash and beyond.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 12:35 AM   #44
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Is that possibly the site of The Clare at Water Tower? They are likely to be getting the site ready for that tower now.
No , the site for the Clare is across the street from this site in a 2 or 3 story building also owned by Loyola.
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Old October 29th, 2004, 04:24 AM   #45
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Guys why dont u make 1 thread for each worthy project like they do in certain under forums? then u can take pictures from the beginning till the end
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Old October 29th, 2004, 04:32 AM   #46
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^Raffles, if you could make "Back to Block 37" and "Lakeshore East" threads into stickies that would be great. Besides TT and Waterview Tower, they are easily the most important developments coming up in Chicago right now
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 03:35 AM   #47
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New construction going on in the city. Pretty nice architecture. Whaddya guys think?


This one on Greenview Ave:




This one on 400N Orleans:

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 04:29 AM   #48
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I love the one on Greenview Avenue. It reminds me of Skybridge in a odd way.
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 03:54 PM   #49
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I love them both! I was very curious as to what was going in at 400 N.
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 04:46 PM   #50
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I had to add this here also. I'm transfering it from the Skyscraperpage.com forum. And it's such a supprise to see this new proposal, I had to put it in this thread as well.

http://onemuseumpark.com/

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:59 PM   #51
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wow!! How tall will that be?
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 12:40 AM   #52
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Well I went down to the Museum Park sales center today to try and find out information about this building. They didn't have all that much to tell. I did put my name down for future information on this building. This building is also known as Grant Park Luxury Tower 1. It will be on Roosevelt Rd. where it intersects with the Merta/IC Tracks.

I did find out that the building is being designed by Pappageorge/Haymes.

I wasn't satisified with the small amount of information that I got, so I called the offices of Pappageorge/Haymes LTD. Architects. I was told that they want to go as high as possible. They are shooting for about 75-stories, but it could be only 60-stories, which in itself is okay for that area. Right now the building is going through the city planning department.

I was told to call back around the beginning of December, and hopefully they'll know more by then.

On a side note, the long range plan is to extend Grant Park south from Roosevelt Road to 15th Place over the Metra/IC Tracks between Columbus Drive and the Museum Park development.

But like I said, a building between 60-75 stories in that area will be stunning.
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 01:23 AM   #53
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BVictor, you're like the James Bond of this forum.

Your investigational, reconnaisance work is more appreciated than you could possibly know!
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Old November 4th, 2004, 02:10 AM   #54
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That is ******* awesome!!! What a beaut!
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Old November 13th, 2004, 06:49 AM   #55
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I have a nice little update on The Elysian

-construction should hopefully begin sometime in mid-January

-out of the 93 hotel/condo suites, there are under 10 remaining

-out of about 50 regular condos, about half have been sold

I was able to capture some nice photos of the model. Now mind you this is the older version design, they are supposed to get an updated model. If and when they do so, I will try to get some photos of that one as well. The buildings height hasn't changed, it's still 60 stories and about 702'.





Close up of entrance




Looking up at the main facade.






Looking down at the rear facade


ENJOY!!!!!
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Old November 13th, 2004, 07:16 AM   #56
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i like the old retro cars at the entrance/
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Old November 13th, 2004, 07:01 PM   #57
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I could take or leave the middle of the building, but, the roof and the base are fantastic. Should make the Fordham and the Pinnacle look like the shitty knock-offs that they are.
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Old November 13th, 2004, 09:46 PM   #58
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I actually like the Fordham. I like it better than the Pinnacle.
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Old November 14th, 2004, 05:39 PM   #59
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Truth be told, I don't mind either of them . But, I'm also always encouraging my female friends to buy knock-off handbags because I can't tell the difference

I'm just saying... these two are knock-offs... and not great ones.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 05:41 AM   #60
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One thing I love about Chicago is exactly what I and many others complain about. It is relatively conservative in its highrise architecture (although that has dramatically changed recently). Chicago is one of the few cities in the world that still builds classy, art-deco style skyscrapers (although many are bland and weak, some are gorgeous like 840 N Lakeshore Dr. and the new Elysian). This type of skyscraper will NEVER be seen in Hong Kong, Shanghai, LA, or Miami. Yet at the same time, Chicago recognizes the need to be innovative by also building very modern looking highrises (the new Spertus Institute, Skybridge, newer developments in LSE, etc etc etc)
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