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Old July 2nd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Lincoln Park 2520 | 464 ft | 39 fl | T/O

Height: 464ft
Floor count: 39
Location: North Lakeview and West Deming
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Construction end: 2011
Architect: Lucien Lagrange Architects
Developer: Ricker-Murphy Development, LLC

Website: http://www.lincolnpark2520.com/#/Home

South tower - 16 floors
Middle - 39
North - 22


The project also includes townhouses that will line West Deming and West St. James streets:

http://www.lucienlagrange.com/images/uploads/North-Townhouses---C.jpg
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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July 2010: Concrete work will continue during the month of July with the pouring of the Lower Level Two slab of the underground garage portion of the eastern half of the project. Also, underground plumbing and electrical work, waterproofing work, and installation of stone backfill at the perimeter foundation walls will continue during July. Depending on weather and wind conditions, the tower crane on the site may be moving during non-working hours. It is considered safe practice to allow a tower crane to move or “weathervane” when out of service.


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Old July 10th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #3
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Old July 21st, 2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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Anybody know how this project is affected by Lucien Lagrange retiring and the firm filing for chapter 11?
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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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Based on Lucien's comments in the article, the whole Chapter 11 filing is simply the easiest/cleanest way to close up shop so he can retire worry-free. Besides, isn't his job 99.9% done before construction starts anyway?
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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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Oops. Still don't think all this will affect this building much, but a bit more drama than previously thought:

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When architect Lucien Lagrange filed for corporate bankruptcy last week, it caused many to wonder how things could have gotten so bad for one of Chicago's busiest firms during the condo boom.

His wife and her lawyers are wondering the same thing. Lagrange last October sued his wife, Jessica, for divorce and the two have been battling over finances, especially over access to the architectural firm's records. For years, they were a power couple in Chicago real estate, with Jessica Lagrange building an interior design practice for wealthy clients that piggybacked on some of Lucien's assignments for new buildings. They have adjoining offices at 605 N. Michigan.

Eunice Ward, an attorney for Jessica, said the Chapter 11 filing by Lucien LaGrange Architects Ltd. was a surprise to her and her client. "We are investigating" the filing and its impact on the divorce proceedings, Ward said, declining further comment.

Citing debts of between $1 million and $10 million and assets in the same range, Lagrange, 69, said he will retire and wanted to shut his firm in an orderly way. A lack of new business and an unpaid commission of $1 million for work in Saudi Arabia forced his hand, he said last week.

He also said he wanted to protect personal assets from creditors. Asked Tuesday if he was shielding assets from his wife, Lagrange said, "I wish I had assets." The recession, he said, has decimated his business and he hasn't had a new assignment in more than a year.

Lagrange said he has agreed to share financial records with his wife. But the court record shows an extensive fight over that issue, with Lagrange's lawyers saying Jessica's subpoenas were causing "unreasonable annoyance and expense" to the firm. Circuit Court Judge William Boyd in May signed an order that mostly gave Jessica the access she sought.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 12:29 AM   #7
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Besides, isn't his job 99.9% done before construction starts anyway?
No, the architect's role is crucial during the construction phase. More RFI's, Change Orders and Design Intent discussions than you could imagine. The architect doesn't just "drop off" a set of complete documents that include every ounce of information and are error/omission free.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #9
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This building is absolutely beautiful! I love it.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:34 AM   #10
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This building is absolutely beautiful! I love it.
Lets hope they don't botch the Mansard roof like Elysian
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How did Elysian botch the roof?
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #12
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It's two or three sizes too big.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #13
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I really like this building and the location. Now if I only had a few million laying around.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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I really like this building and the location.
I agree completely, but how can they expect to sell these units in this market? I imagine they continued the project hoping the 2012 delivery date would arrive in a more friendly real estate atmosphere but all indications are that recovery is much longer off.
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I agree completely, but how can they expect to sell these units in this market? I imagine they continued the project hoping the 2012 delivery date would arrive in a more friendly real estate atmosphere but all indications are that recovery is much longer off.
Look at Elysian's sales over the past year... the market for these units is still there.
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Look at Elysian's sales over the past year... the market for these units is still there.
Sales at the Elysian haven't exactly been a runaway success. It is also a comparatively smaller residential project with 52 full time residential units vs. 314 in 2520. I hope the market turns around and this building does well. OTH if it does not it will present a large amount of competition for existing units.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #17
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Ughh, stopped by a few days ago, the precast going up doesn't look good so far
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Ughh, stopped by a few days ago, the precast going up doesn't look good so far
Does it ever?

Seriously, who can I blame for this? Lucien?
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Does it ever?

Seriously, who can I blame for this? Lucien?
The PreCast industry (and cast in place) in this country. HUGE tolerances, bad formwork, bad mixes, bad curing, poor longevity... it goes on and on. The quality of concrete contractors in the United States is embarrassing.
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